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<p>Using a software package that can be used for either three or two-dimensional (2D) slope stability analyses of the same model we analyse the stability of columns (3D) or slices (2D) overlying a shear failure surface. The failure surface can be any shape, ...
Reference: APSSIM 2016, Brisbane, Australia
<p>This paper presents the shear strength study of a saturated and unsaturated lateritic tropical soil, via triaxial compression tests on undisturbed (loose) and compacted soil samples. The shear strength of the soil increases hyperbolically with increasing ...
Reference: EJGE, Vol. 20 [2015], Bund. 1
<p>We present two case studies of rainfall-induced failure of engineered slopes. The traditional limit equilibrium and finite element methods are expanded to unsaturated conditions using a generalized effective stress framework. Because effective stress is ...
Reference: Engineering Geology 184 (2015) 96–103
<p>This paper presents a methodology for designing side slope liner systems to accommodate downdrag due to waste settlement. Settlement and downdrag along steep-lined slopes in landfills and other waste or mining containment facilities (e.g. heap leach pads, ...
Reference: Proceedings for Tenth International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG 10), Berlin, Germany, Sep 21-25, 2014.
<p>Soil behavior is complex and thus requires quantification by a reasonably good number of different engineering parameters. Consequently, the seismic piezocone test (SCPTu) is particularly well-suited to being an efficient and economical tool for routine ...
Reference: Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT'14, Las Vegas), ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 102, Edited by P.K. Robertson and K.I. Cabal: p 47-73
<p>Slope is an exposed ground surface that stands at an angle with the horizontal. Slopes are required in the construction of highway and railway embankments, earth dams, levees, canals etc., and are generally less expensive. Failure of natural slopes and ...
Reference: 201 4 International Conference on Geological and Civil Engineering IPCBEE vol. 62 ( 2014) © (2014 ) IACSIT Press, Singapore
<p>A site in Ch&acirc;teauguay, south of Montr&eacute;al, Qu&eacute;bec, Canada, was investigated as part of the design of a significant infrastructure project. A loose marine silt layer present at the site was found to be susceptible to liquefaction using ...
Reference: Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul Aug. 25-29, 2014
Liquefaction is a phenomenon in which the shear strength of the soil dramatically is reduced or eliminated in a short time. This phenomenon occures in non-cohesive, saturation and sleazy soils that have been subjected to ground motions and as a result earthquake ...
Reference: International Symposium of Advances in Science and Technology, Iran 2013
<p>This paper shows the determination of undrained shear strength based on cone<br />resistance from cone penetration test for clayey soil. The test was carried out on ten different suspected clayey soil sites at Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo. The ...
Reference: International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 9 , September - 2013
<p>Ottawa sand specimens premixed with 0, 3, and 5% bentonite by dry mass of sand were tested under undrained static and cyclic loading to investigate the effects of bentonite on the static and cyclic shear strength of the sand. The results show that allowing ...
Reference: 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Software by  VJ Tech
The VJ Tech Clisp Studio Direct Shear Software module enables the User to perform Direct Simple Shear tests. The software can be used with the VJ Tech Simple Shear apparatus and conforms to the ASTM D6528-07 standard.
Software by  VJ Tech
The VJ Tech Clisp Studio Ringhear Software module enables the User to perform tests to determine the residual shear strength of cohesive soils, which is particularly important when assessing slope stability. The software can be used with the VJ Tech Ring Shear ...
Software by  VJ Tech
The VJ Tech Clisp Studio Shear Software module enables the User to perform Direct and Residual Multi-Specimen Shear tests. The software can be used with the VJ Tech Sheartest, ShearScan 2 and Large Direct Shear apparatus and conforms to BS1377-7, ASTM D1289.6.2.2 ...
Software by  DC-Software
Shear strength test acc. to DIN 18 137
Software by  RocScience
<p>RocData is a versatile toolkit for the analysis of rock and soil strength data, and the determination of strength envelopes and other physical parameters. RocData now includes RocProp, a database of intact rock properties that runs as a standalone application.<br ...
Software by  RocScience
<p>RS2 (Phase2 9.0) is a powerful 2D finite element program for soil and rock applications (RS2 = Rock and Soil 2-dimensional analysis program). RS2 can be used for a wide range of engineering projects and includes excavation design, slope stability, groundwater ...
Software by  Ensoft, Inc.
<p>UTexas4 is a computer software application for computing the stability of earth and earth-rock slopes and embankments. </p>
<p>The WinFence version 3 cross-section extension module of StrataExplorer can be used to quickly create detailed full color cross-sections. This module is a major upgrade to our very popular WinFence program. The environmental version of this module has been ...
The VJ Tech ShearSCAN 2 utilises the pneumatic loading concept for applying the vertical load to the sample when carrying out automated shear testing. The self-contained tabletop model eliminates the need for the numerous weights used in dead weight systems. ...
This microprocessor based advanced model, is a stand-alone machine, driven by a high-resolution stepper motor with epicyclical reduction gear with reduced backlash. Incorporate a pneumatic closed loop system for the automatic application of the axial pressure ...
This test cover the determination of the consolidated drained shear strength of a soil material in direct shear. The AUTOSHEAR machine is controlled by a microprocessor system which reads and processes horizontal force and displacement readings, manages the ...
The Torshear machine is dedicated to the determination of the residual shear strength. The residual shear strength of soils is sometimes also termed the ultimate shear strength. This is the strength of soil when it is sheared to large displacements, for example ...
<p>Designed to evaluate soil trafficability and manufactured to Corps of Engineers specifications. The factory calibrated dial indicator reads directly in psi. Includes 30 degree cone with 1/2 sq. in. base area; 150 Ib capacity proving ring; a dial indicator ...
An essential tool for investigating the structural integrity of a widerange of materials. The Concrete Ultrasonic can be used in the laboratory or on site to investigate uniformity; cavities, cracks, fire/frost damage, delamination, deterioration and strength ...
<p>The test is based on the relationship between the moisture content at which clay soils pass from a plastic to a liquid state. This value is obtained from the penetration capacity of the standard cone allowed to free fall into the sample for a period of ...
The Cone Penetrometer is used to carry on liquid limit tests onsoil samples. It is a static test depending on the soil shear strength. The test is based on the relationship between moisture content and the penetration of a cone into the soil sample under pre-set ...
<p>Designed to evaluate soil trafficability and manufactured to Corps of Engineers specifications. The factory calibrated dial indicator reads directly in psi. Includes 30 degree cone with 1/2 sq. in. base area; 150 Ib capacity proving ring; a dial indicator ...
<p>ShearTrac-II-DSS</p> <p>The ShearTrac II-DSS system is a universal shear system capable of performing the consolidation, static and cyclic direct simple shear phases under full automatic control. This system is of the type developed at NGI in the mid 1960's. ...
The construction index   27 September 2017   Netherlands   Eindhoven  
<p>The results have been released of an investigation into the cause of the partial collapse a multi-storey car park under construction in the Netherlands. The collapse happened at Eindhoven Airport on 27 May 2017.</p><p>The parking structure was constructed ...