Presentations from Finalists for 2015 GHD Prize in Geomechanics

The GHD Prize in Geomechanics is an award sponsored by the firm GHD and presented annually by the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Newcastle Chapter for the best final year undergraduate project in the area of geomechanics at The University of Newcastle, Australia. The award is intended to encourage students to undertake projects in the area of geomechanics and remain engaged with the geomechanics community upon graduation.


Three finalists have been chosen to present the findings of their final year undergraduate research project to the wider community. The prize candidates are:

Caitlin Le Bas

Experimental analysis of slope failure in dry sand

Chase Benson

The use of logs in arresting rocks in motion down hill

Scott Rickard

Weathering phenomena of dacitic tuff

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