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New theory on Martian landslides

A new study suggests a theory on the triggering factors of specific Martian landslides. It has been deduced that Mars is more "vibrant" than previously thought. It was recently found that it is seism...

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Mount Etna in Italy erupts again: Stunning footage recorded

Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy has erupted for the second time in less than 2,5 months. Mount Etna is the most active volcano in Europe situated near the city of Catania. It is currently amidst an activ...

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Cloud-Based Borehole Logging & Geotechnical Data Management Software

NovoTech Software announced that their cloud-based borehole logging software is now ready, and they are planning to offer FREE corporate licenses (5 sub-users) to the first 20 companies! So save you...

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OpenGround Cloud Data Collector Released on Google Play Store

With Data Collector, users can save time by entering data once, anytime, many places. For more information on all elements of OpenGround Cloud check out the OpenGround Cloud webpage

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At least 18 casualties after landslide hit Indonesia

At least 18 people have been reported dead after a landslide struck the island of Java, Indonesia. The landslide hit a rural region in eastern Java on Monday, February 15, 2021. It was triggered afte...

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The Benefits of Deep Foundation Training for Contractors and Installers

Gain the support of a network of foundation experts. Your local team of foundation experts have a wealth of experience in deep foundation products, installation, engineering, equipment, troubleshoo...

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Keller's water treatment expertise helps DC project

While Keller is renowned throughout the world for its wide range of geotechnical solutions, perhaps less well-known is its expertise in groundwater behavior and decontamination. A good example of thi...

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Keller performs its first O-pile project in Canada

Keller, world’s leader in geotechnical solutions, announces the completion of its first interlocking pipe pile (O-pile) system for Alamos Island Gold Mine in Dubreuilville, Ontario. When the Gold Min...

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Introducing PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21

With the introduction of the PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V21, SOILVISION products are adopting the PLAXIS brand and Bentley simplifies all their geotechnical analysis licensing to offer you more streamlin...

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The Precursor to RSData: Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion

The Precursor to RSData: Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion Numerical modeling of geotechnical structures and excavations is reliant on accurate rock and soil parameters, including their strength and mass...

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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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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...

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Horizontal Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations

Introduction The horizontal Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations is often determined using the Brom’s method (Broms, 1964). The method is widely used as it takes into co...

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Zoom Meeting: Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering

A Zoom Meeting (~2 hours) on “Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering” was held on Dec 21, 2020. The meeting was intended for graduate students...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations

Introduction Soil subgrade reaction in pile foundations is mostly based on theory of elasticity. Piles are subjected to vertical and lateral loads as well as moment loads. Therefore, the...

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Effect of Embedment on Soil Subgrade Reaction

Introduction The static stiffness of a soil-foundation system tends to increase with the depth and the embedment of a foundation. Subsequently, the settlement of the ground is decreased....

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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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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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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...