Since 2012 Geotechpedia’s database is continually growing of geotechnical engineering information, including links for free geotechnical paper and publications, links for geotechnical equipment, hardware and heavy duty machinery, links for geotechnical software applications etc. Geotechpedia team is now pleased to announce that a thousand links on Geotechnical Software Applications have been registered! Each software is … Continue reading Geotechpedia reached a 1000 links on Geotechnical Software Applications!
Geosysta participated in the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) with the idea: “Real time monitoring of slopes and landslides with low cost GNSS receivers (ReTiMoS)” and was the Regional Winner of Greece. Geosysta’s real time, cloud-based software Minefeed produces reliable storage, evaluation and alerts for slope stability monitoring based on records captured by topographic and … Continue reading Geosysta winning the Greece Challenge for ReTiMoS landslide monitor system, in the ESNC 2018!
Geosysta participated in the 14th International Sumposium of continuous surface mining (ISCSM 2018), held on 23-26 September in Thessaloniki, Greece, where professionals from all over the world presented their work and discussed the latest developments on continuous surface mining. Geosysta was one of the main sponsors of the Symposium and presented the following papers: “A … Continue reading Geosysta at the 14th International Symposium of continuous surface mining
This is a guest post by Sahar Pakzad, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. Professor Kerry Rowe and Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) alumnus Alan Chou of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s University recently presented an update to KCB staff on the use of geomembranes at tailings storage facilities (TSFs). This update is a result … Continue reading Research Update on Geomembranes at Tailings Storage Facilities
Our industry is a bit behind when it comes to new technologies, maybe it is because the scientific progress is moving slowly or not even significantly changing with time. For instance, we’re all still using Terzaghi’s early 1940’s one dimensional consolidation theory or the SPT to conduct our soil investigation. SPT was standardized between 1920 … Continue reading New era in site investigation data access
In our first ever post in Geotechpedia’s blog we tried to answer the most common question among professionals in the Geotechnical engineering industry “Geotechnical Investigation data, always not enough?”. In the specific post, it has been mentioned that “some of us proudly state “I saved so much by reducing the geotechnical investigation” but all this … Continue reading Geotechnical Risk Management
This is a guest post by Mr. Ian Gray, Managing Director of Sigra Pty Ltd. Towards a technology for shallow testing in civil projects We have found that the equipment and methodology being employed for permeability testing in shallow wells to be, if not inadequate, at the very least misapplied. We propose a cross-disciplinary approach — involving … Continue reading Measuring Permeability and Fluid Storage in the Ground
Proposal for estimated Earth Pressures on Cut and Cover Sidewall in rock cuts A common design issue many Geotechnical Engineers have come across in their career is the estimation of earth pressures on a Cut and Cover (C&C) sidewall located close to a rock cut. Usually, a C&C structure is designed and constructed close to … Continue reading Estimated Earth Pressures on Cut and Cover Sidewalls
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway First of all we would like to thank you all for participating in our online survey (16 June – 17 July 2016) regarding Geotechpedia’s future. As we truly value your opinion we made the first step … Continue reading Geotechpedia Online Survey Questionnaire Results
An anchor is a structure consisting of a tendon free length (designed to satisfy overall structural stability) and a restraint (designed to transmit tensile forces to the surrounding ground). According to Eurocode 7 (EC7) – Part 1 , the design pull-out resistance of an anchorage Ra,d must satisfy the following inequality: Pd ≤ Ra,d ,where … Continue reading Ultimate Bond Strength of Anchors in Rock