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Why is the Gulf of Mexico so rich in fossil fuel deposits?

Despite the continuous exploration, the Gulf of Mexico still has enormous quantities of oil and gas deposits. From around 335 million years ago until 200 million years ago, all land on Earth was conc...

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How geological processes affect the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: The case study of Taiwan

A new study, recently published in Nature Geoscience, focuses on the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere controlled by geological processes such as erosion and weathering of roc...

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A sandstone fragment reveals valid information over climate change

A cobble of green sandstone discovered near Antarctica has revealed crucial information regarding the future conditions on Earth if climate change persists. The effects of climate change are evident...

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"Geo-Trends Review" fifteenth issue is published!

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

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Massive landslide struck north Quebec, Canada

A vast landslide that occurred on April 22, is considered to be the second largest to ever hit northern Quebec in Canada. The ground failure took place near the Great Whale River, about 8 kilometers...

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GINTEC releases ADM Simulation Training Software

Through this virtual simulation training software, an ADM monitor system user can easily understand how to install the ADM monitor system on site and how the cloud platform works. GINTEC has recorded...

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High Capacity Helical Piles

When it comes to deep foundations and high capacity piles in general, helical piles are often overlooked by today’s engineers. Perhaps it’s due to a lack of familiarity, or simply minimal evidence su...

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Keller's Neutrogel®: A new cheaper and greener grouting material

A new grouting material called Neutrogel® that has minimal impact on soil and groundwater, a much lower carbon footprint and lower costs, has been successfully used on a Keller project for the first...

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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced its call for nominations for the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure program. Formerly known as the Year in Infrastructure Awards, this global awar...

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Keller sets standard on UAE rail project

Keller is leading the way for ground-improvement works on the largest infrastructure project in the United Arab Emirates. A major new rail network that will create new connections among the nation’s...

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Introducing New Technologies for Geotechnical Infrastructure Sensing & Monitoring

The objective of this course is to introduce a wide range of new technologies for geo-infrastructure monitoring and how they fit in a geotechnical engineer’s toolbox. Specific course objectives: In...

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Slope Stability: The Bishop Method of Slices

The Bishop Method of Slices The Bishop Method was introduced in 1955 by Alan Wilfred Bishop from the Imperial College in London. It is one of several Methods of Slices developed to assess the st...

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Slope Stability: Introduction to the Method of Slices

Introduction In circular failure surfaces, when the soil is under conditions that allow for partial or full drainage (drained conditions), its shear strength is controlled by both its cohes...

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Slope Stability: Single Free-Body Procedures

As discussed in Mechanics of Slope Stability, the most widely used approach for assessing both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional slope stability is the Limit Equilibrium Method (LEM), i.e., assessing...

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Mechanics of Slope Stability

Definition of Factor of Safety Slope stability is  controlled by 2 main factors: the driving and the resisting forces. The driving forces tend to destabilize a slope, leading to landslide phenomen...

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ISSMGE Educational Video: “What happens when soil compresses”, using best instructional practices

The Technical Committee 306 Geo-Education of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and its Chair Prof. Marina Pantazidou are pleased to launch an educatio...

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Introduction to Slope Stability

General Slopes are typically categorized in two types: natural and artificially-made slopes. Natural slopes are formed due to physical processes that include plate tectonics and weathering...

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In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Richard D. Woods (1935-2021)

The following obituary is distributed through the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) by Prof. Roman Hryciw of the University of Michigan. 4th Septem...

Bearing Capacity of Soil with Air Packets

By HARSHITHA A M, 05 May 2021

Use of Slag on Road Construction

By Sidney Mougueret De Abreu, 14 Apr 2021

Railway dynamic loading on embankment

01 Apr 2021

Books

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2020 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 20,000+ professionals and 900+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for...

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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...