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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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Massive cliff collapse in Jurassic Coast, UK

A cliff collapse that occurred in England's Jurassic Coast is considered to be the largest to hit the region in 60 years. The landslide struck in mid-April near Weymouth, a town located in Dorset Cou...

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Findings on massive meteorite impact in Antarctica about half a million years ago

Scientists have detected evidence regarding a large meteorite impact that occurred about 430,000 years ago in Antarctica. The findings were recently published in Science Advances. Meteorite impacts o...

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M 6.0 earthquake struck Indonesia: At least 8 casualties

A M 6.0 earthquake hit Indonesia on April 10, 2021, resulting in at least 8 fatalities. The seismic shock struck at around 7 am (UTC) about 45 kilometers off the coast of Java, the main island and ec...

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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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Bentley Systems Enters into ~ $1.05 Billion Agreement to Acquire Seequent, Owner of GeoStudio and Global Leader in 3D Modeling Software for the Geoscience

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with investors led by Accel-KKR to acquir...

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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: 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...

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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...

Direct Shearbox test

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Use of Slag on Road Construction

By Sidney Mougueret De Abreu, 14 Apr 2021

Railway dynamic loading on embankment

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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...