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Golf course in Utah reopens after sinkhole forms in it

A sinkhole forming at Fox Hollow Golf Club, in American Fork, Utah went viral on TikTok on May 21st. Jaxson Taylor, the club’s head golf professional, stated that the sinkhole started appearing arou...

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Rocscience | Answering “What, Where & How Much:” How RocFall3's Barrier Design is Enhancing Risk Mitigation

Risk mitigation is crucial when analyzing rock falls, and designing barriers is a key component of this. However, this task can be challenging as there are many variables to consider such as the barr...

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Damaged pipe causes sinkhole in the middle of the street in Thailand

A sinkhole was caught on video forming outside a café in the Chiang Rai province of Northern Thailand, on May 23. The sinkhole is seen forming as water is flowing out of it, while officials stated t...

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How abandoned mines can be reused as gravity batteries

A new study proposes that abandoned mines can be reused as gravity batteries and store excess energy from renewable sources. The study was led by the International Institute for Applied System Analy...

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Geological Survey of India to launch early landslide warning system in 2026

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) revealed that the country is set to have an early landslide warning system operational across the nation in 2026. According to GSI, about 12.6% of India’s total...

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Rocscience | The Power of RS3's Dynamic Analysis in Evaluating Earthquake Response in Residential Buildings

To estimate, predict or understand how buildings and other infrastructure respond to earthquakes (seismic loading), geotechnical engineers perform dynamic analysis. Earthquakes generate seismic waves...

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Vibration Monitoring Best Practices

This blog post by Inzwa elaborates on five vibration monitoring best practices in depth, as these were outlined by Dr. Storesund on our recent webinar "Implementing Effective Risk-Reduction Vibration...

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Rocscience | Mapping Functions: The Newest Addition to Generalized Anisotropic

The Generalized Anisotropic strength type in Slide2 and Slide3 is the most flexible way to model anisotropic materials. Everything is in the user’s hands. Anisotropy Definition You can specify the di...

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GEO5 2023 - New Update is released!

Mobile Application for Data Collection GEO5 Data Collector - the application for mobile devices (iOS, Android) for data collection during geological survey. The app works with the Stratigraphy progra...

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Tunneling Case Study on the Western Coast of Mexico Highway Construction

Dr. Fermín Sanchez and his team was tasked with the construction of a highway from Tepic City to Puerto Vallarta City on the Western Coast of Mexico. In this case study, he encountered a significant...

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9.2. Example Problems

Problem 9.1 A square footing of width 2.25m is founded at depth of 1.5m on a sand layer which has the following shear strength properties: c=0, φ=38͒. Determine the total ultimate bearing capacity...

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9.1. Bearing Capacity

Definitions Fig.2 shows the relationship between the settlement and the applied stress on the soil surface. Curve C1 refers to dense soils (general failure), while Curve C2 refers to lose so...

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Chapter 9: Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

A foundation is considered as shallow when its width is greater than its embedment depth (Df ≤ B). Figure 1: Definition of shallow foundation When the ground surface level is different betwee...

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3.3. Graphical Generation of Flow Nets

Flow Nets - Confined Flow Number of flow channels partitions nf = 4 Number of equipotential drops nd = 9  nf/nd = schematic flow net coefficient = 4/9=0.44 A-B: first equipotential...

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3.2. Two Dimensional Flow

When flow is two-dimensional, simple application of Darcy’s law is not enough for the solution of the problem. Considering flow in the x-z plane through a soil particle dx,dy,dz Vεισ= volume...

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3.1. One Dimensional Flow

One dimensional flow - Darcy’s law (Darcy’s law, 1856) where, Q : volumetric water flow rate (volume/time units) k : coefficient of permeability (or hydraulic conductivity) (length/time...

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2022 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 26,000+ 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...