Anticipating Engineering Properties and Behaviour from Geological Knowledge

Alan Moon

Skills in interpreting and understanding the geological origins of soil and rock masses, their defects, fabric and anisotropy are essential in the development of high quality ground models on which our ground engineering decisions are based. Alan’s talk will use case histories to show how important engineering properties and behaviour of the ground can be anticipated from geological knowledge. The case histories will include projects involving tunnels, dams, foundations, and slopes in Australia and overseas. The talk will end with discussion on what lessons can be learned on how we approach and carry out geotechnical site investigations.

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