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Sinkhole opened up in private pool: one man found dead after being swept into

A man was found dead on Thursday afternoon, hours after a sinkhole opened up in an inground swimming pool at a private home in central Israel, with the receding water dragging him away along with ano...

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RS3’s 3D Soil Structure Modeling of a Cofferdam for Cut & Cover Tunnel

Whether in a recently reclaimed land or a densely populated area, excavating on soft and heterogeneous soil can make it challenging to understand the ground response. This highlights the importance o...

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Foundations challenges and solution for the Boston University Center for Computer & Data Sciences project

With its unique, award-winning, design resembling a cantilevered stack of books, the Center for Computing & Data Sciences is a striking addition to Boston University’s Central Campus which is loc...

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Reinforced Slope Analysis Using the Finite Element Method

In mainstream applications, slope stability analysis is generally a choice between limit equilibrium or finite element. PLAXIS demonstrates that finite element can be a more straight forward and less...

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Uganda, Kenya: A new dam to provide water and electricity to five towns

The East African Community (EAC) is helping to increase access to water and electricity in Uganda and Kenya through the All Purpose Water Resources Development Project (AWDP). The cross-border region...

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Rocscience | Planetary Geomechanics and the Future of Geotechnical Engineering – A Special Session at RAC2022

By Reginald Hammah and Frema Awuku-Asabere Here are some intriguing “do you know” questions for you: Do you know the value of acceleration due to gravity for the Moon? What about that for Mars? Do y...

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Parametric Study: Homogeneous Slope Stability Under Rainfall with RS2

Slope failure induced by rainfall is a common geotechnical problem in tropical locations with abundant soils; landslides in Hong Kong are one such example. Soils found in tropical locations typically...

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The Benefits of Shift Support to OpenGround Data Collector

Shift Support in OpenGround can be an invaluable tool in ensuring shift changes happen more smoothly and productively, says Product Manager Marie-Claude Dubé. It makes life easier for the teams on...

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Rocscience | Liner Local Coordinates in RS3

by Daniel Wai RS3 is well known for its capabilities to analyze and design complex 3D models. This Finite Element Analysis program is a powerhouse of features, and its applications include tunneling,...

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Rocscience | Efficient Jointed Rock Slope Analysis using XFEM

An overview of the application of XFEM in jointed rock slopes for discontinuities Introduction: Modeling jointed rock slopes is one of the more challenging problems in rock mechanics. The position an...

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Geotechnical Engineering Practice in the Mycenaen Civilization (1600-1100 BC)

by Dimitrios Zekkos, John Manousakis, Adda G. Athanasopoulos Reference: Zekkos, D., Manousakis, J., Athanasopoulos, A. (2005), “Geotechnical engineering practice in the Mycenaean Civilization (1600...

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Buchanan Lecture 2021: video available

The following material has been provided by ASCE President and Distinguished Professor and Buchanan Chair Holder Jean-Louis Briaud of Texas A&M University. The 2021 Buchanan Lecture, held on Nove...

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New ISSMGE TC304 Course on “Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering” by Dr. Jie Zhang

Professor Jie Zhang of Tongji University (China) is delivering a course on Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering under the auspices of the Virtual University of the International Society of Soil...

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In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Paul G. Marinos (1944-2021)

The following obituary was prepared and presented by the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG). May the earth be light to you, rest in peace Prof. Paul Mari...

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Numerical Modelling: The Soft-Soil and Soft-Soil Creep Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. The term ‘soft soil’ is associated with fine-grained soils (mostly normally-consolidated clays). For examp...

Equipment for in-borehole gravimetry

By Dimitrios Zekkos, 15 Jun 2013

soil erosion model

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UCS test of rock

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2021 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 23,000+ professionals and 1,000+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network fo...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...