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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Flexible Foundations

Introduction When a foundation is not rigid, the stress distribution and the modulus of subgrade reaction depends on its flexural rigidity. Due to the flexibility of the foundatio...

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Study on the East African Rift System: Madagascar will split into pieces

According to a new study on the kinematics of the East African Rift System, much of the continental regions are currently splitting with Madagascar being gradually separated into pieces. East African...

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Stunning sea stack failure in Isle of Wight, UK

A stunning sea stack collapse occurred amid strong winds in the Isle of Wight, northern United Kingdom. In geological terms, a sea stack is practically a large column of rock standing in the sea near...

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Keller's cliff stabilization scheme for Scarborough Spa

Keller helped provide a solution to stabilize a cliff face and protect an iconic building in North Yorkshire, UK. The historic building is known as the Scarborough Spa. It is a Grade II listed buildi...

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Why Helical Piles are a Safe Solution for Solar Panels

The U.S. solar market has been steadily growing by an average of 49% per year since 2010, and the need for a universally viable and scalable solution to secure solar panels is critical. Solar panels...

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RSPile: Bored Pile Analysis

New in RSPile: Bored Pile Analysis and Much More As we move into the final couple months of 2020, it can feel like the year is already over. For RSPile though, 2020 still has tons of great new surpr...

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How to Get an Accurate Helical Bid

Deep foundation pricing is multifaceted and a one price fits all approach can lead to unexpected costs. Chance Foundations recently wrote a blog post mentioning top 4 factors that can affect pile pri...

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Keller Ranks #1 on Excavation and Foundation firms for 2020 ENR

This is Keller’s second year holding #1 position, while prior to 2019, this position was held by Keller company Hayward Baker for years. Keller’s geotechnical and foundation companies combined into a...

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Why you Should Use at Least 2 Methods to Determine Helical Pile Capacity

CHANCE® Foundation Solutions recently wrote a blog post arguing why you should use at least 2 methods to determine helical pile capacity. The capacity of a helical pile must equal or exceed the fa...

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Designing a Nine-story Residential Building above Subway Tunnels in West Bucharest: Finalist of Bentley Geotechnical Engineering YII 2020 awards

In western Bucharest, Romania, a residential building is being constructed over existing subway tunnels. The structure, which will cost an estimated EUR 2.5 million, includes nine floors and a baseme...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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Kim Dong-Soo, pioneer in geotechnical engineering, dies at 59

7th March 1961 – 3rd November 2020 The following obituary is distributed by Dr. Choong-gi Chung, President of Korean Geotechnical Society, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Seoul Nationa...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Rigid Foundations

Introduction For rigid foundations, the analytical solutions of the elastic half-space approach are presented. A linear stress distribution is assumed, thus, whether the soil substratum is cohesive...

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3D Modeling of Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction: Case History at Fly Ash Silo, Maasvlakte Rotterdam

Note: This Case History was first presented in Plaxis Bulletin, Autumn issue 2013, by L.F.J. Bekken, and W.A. Nohl, Fugro GeoServices B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The initial publication can b...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction

Introduction The interaction between a foundation system and the underlying ground is the defining factor of the stress-dependent behavior of the subgrade soil, also known as soil subgrade react...

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Slope Inclinometers

Introduction Geotechnical instrumentation is a critical part of every construction project as it provides vital information about the in-situ behavior of the ground. Instrumentation met...

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Splitting Tensile Strength Test (Brazilian)

Introduction The Brazilian Test is a laboratory test conducted in rock mechanics to indirectly determine the tensile strength of rocks. The tensile strength of rock materials is an import...

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Point Load Test

Introduction Point Load (PL) is a test that aims at characterizing rock materials in terms of strength. It is an index test, meaning that it can be performed relatively quickly and without the...

Geotechnical investigation Guideline for Onshore Gas Pipeline

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Interface in PLAXIS 3D

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Base friction on Perched Piles

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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...