Dr Bassett will present a brief introduction to the benefits large civil and mining engineering projects can gain through use of a proper instrumentation regime. The talk will cover the value of quality data in managing construction processes, controlling site safety, assessing risk and enhancing the development of knowledge for future projects. It will be …more
The talk will describe the extensive engineering studies and field trials carried out by and for the mine operator (Newmont Nusa Tenggara) over a period of about five years to develop a modified method of covering and vegetating the slopes. The engineering studies included field instrumentation, field and laboratory testing, unsaturated seepage analysis and stability …more
The presentation summarizes the experience gained from SDMT tests performed at 34 sites. In particular it presents an overview of the SDMT equipment, comparisons of Vs measured by SDMT and by other methods, Inter-relationships Go, Ed, Mdmt based on a very large number of data points and a selection of significant SDMT results and related …more
This lecture will challenge the conventional approaches to foundation design in rock. It will provide some insights into the geotechnical issues and performance of foundations in rock and will seek to provide a design approach which considers the whole process from ground investigation through design and construction to in-service performance.
The Western Australian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) provides notice of a seminar to be held on the Engineering of the Coastal Limestones of Western Australia. The seminar will aim to educate engineers and geologists about the characteristics of the limestone of Western Australia and provide case studies that demonstrate the engineering challenges …more
The lecture discusses some unique aspects associated with representing the consolidation of cementing soils including the influence of cement hydration on stiffness and permeability as well as a unique aspect termed self desiccation. These aspects are incorporated into a numerical model (termed Minefill-2D) that couples the time dependent processes of filling, consolidation and cement hydration. …more