Category: Geotechnics

Fusion of information from geophysical and geotechnical investigations for levee assessment

The identification of levees constitutive materials, as well as the detection of possible interfaces and anomalies, are crucial for site characterization. During investigation campaigns, complementary geophysical and geotechnical methods are usually used. These two sets of methods yield data with very different spatial scales and different levels of incompleteness, uncertainty and inaccuracy. On the one …

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new geotechnical software

Rijkswaterstaat has launched new geotechnical software for slope stability on November 28th This was developed together with Deltares and our dike reinforcement program HWBP (The Slope Stability Project / POV Macrostabiliteit). Raymond van der Meij from Deltares was the main driving force behind the development. Meindert Van was one of the initiators. We have merged …

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ECMSGE 2019

The XVIIth ECSMGE conference, held in Reykjavik  with the theme “Geotechnical Engineering, ​foundation of the future” on September 1-6, had a lot of content related to levees and also to dams. ​ISSMGE TC201 on “Geotechnical aspects of Dykes and Levees” has some members in common with ICOLD LE TC and EUCOLD LFD WG.  We will in the …

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