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Parameters Variation: Model Customization and Sensitivity Analyses

A well-known engineering challenge in the framework of finite element (FE) analysis-based design is the large number of input factors involved in geotechnical computational models. There is always a...

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Permafrost-associated landslide causes major issues in Denali National Park, Alaska

A slow-moving landslide that is associated with permafrost deterioration has caused some major issues in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali National Park is located north of Anchorage...

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3D Finite Element Analysis of a Contiguous Pile Wall

By Ian Williams, Ph.D. Introduction This article provides a brief summary of a 3D finite element analysis carried out using RS3 to model a contiguous pile retaining wall at the site of a proposed c...

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Powerful earthquake struck Mexico: At least one fatality

At least one person died after a M 7.0 earthquake hit southwestern Mexico on September 8, 2021.  The seismic shock struck northeast of Acapulco, a seaport located on the Pacific coast of Mexico dista...

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Dynamic response of wind turbines under combined wind-earthquake loading

A new study investigates the combined effect of wind and earthquake forces to assess the dynamic behavior of wind turbines. The demand for renewable energy is nowadays at its peak. Wind power is a gr...

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Using Torque Testing for Better Designs

All Engineers can relate to an experience we’ve had where what we designed was not how it turned out in “the real world”. Rarely does a project end up being exactly as what we put down on paper. Soil...

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Leapfrog Works Connector Out of the Box for OpenGround

Bentley and Seequent are pleased to announce that the OpenGround Connector in Leapfrog Works is now out of the Early Adopter Program (EAP) and available to all Leapfrog Works users with an OpenGround...

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The Economic Benefits of Testing Driven Piles

Read an article by Patrick Hannigan, President of GRL Engineers Inc., and Brent Robinson, Vice President of Pile Dynamics Inc., to learn how using reliable testing methods can save money for pile dr...

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How to Speed Up Calculation Time with PLAXIS

Numerical analysis is a valuable tool to support the decision-making process in geotechnical design. Such analyses might still remain excessively time-consuming if FE models are not being set up prop...

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How To Efficiently Speed Up Mesh Generation

PLAXIS 3D is a very powerful tool that can provide extremely valuable information to geotechnical engineers, but did you know there are some insider tips that can help you save time? Here is some u...

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"Geo-Trends Review" sixteenth issue is published!

GeoWorld, the biggest online platform for geotechnical engineers, is excited to announce the publication of the sixteenth issue of "Geo-Trends Review" magazine.  The sixteenth issue was just distrib...

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Numerical Modelling: The Hardening Soil Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. In a previous blog, the importance of using advanced soil models for geotechnical finite element calculati...

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Numerical Modelling: On the Importance of an Appropriate Soil Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. Numerical modelling of geotechnical applications requires appropriate soil models to obtain realistic an...

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Slope Stability: Example Analysis

Slope Stability Analysis In this chapter of the Geoengineer.org series on Slope Stability, a simple example of slope stability analysis will be illustrated. The analysis will be conducted in Sl...

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Liquefaction and Earthquake Modelling in PLAXIS

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering is a special discipline in the geoengineering profession. It require...

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Slope Stability: Critical Failure Surface & Design Factor of Safety

Critical Failure Surface As discussed in the previous chapters of the Geoengineer.org series on Slope Stability, a single failure surface can be analyzed via various methods that evolved over the ye...

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Arvid Landva (1930-2021)

The following obituary is distributed by Canadian Geotechnical Society on June 2021. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long-time CGS member, Arvid Landva, on May 4th. Born in Norw...

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Rocscience International Conference 2021 - Lifetime Achievement Session - Dr. Evert Hoek

Recently at the Rocscience International Conference 2021, Dr. Evert Hoek received the Lifetime Achievement Medal for his contributions in the field of Rock Engineering. Below you can watch the sp...

Sekiguchi-Ohto viscid_Input parameter

By Ahmad Jazzar, 13 Aug 2021

Creating a detailed 3D FE model of a slope in PLAXIS3D

By Sally Simpson, 16 Jul 2021

Correlated UCS values from PLI

By Asoka Kumarasiri Jayawardana, 14 May 2021

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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...