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General report on the Second Australia — New Zealand conference on geomechanics; (Brisbane, Australia, 21–25 July 1975)

  • Gordon F. R. 
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Summary

A feature of the Second Australia — New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, was that many papers and discussions reflected the integrated view of Geomechanics held by the two member societies. Although some papers could be classified into the categories of Soil Mechanics, Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology, several papers were presented jointly by authors from two or even three fields. Discussion also was wide ranging stimulating cross-fertilization of ideas. A total of 61 papers were presented, and this report reviews some of those of particular interest to engineering geologists. The selected papers come from six categories:
  1. 1.

    Landslides and Slope Stability.

     
  2. 2.

    Soft Rock Engineering.

     
  3. 3.

    Submarine Tunnel Investigations.

     
  4. 4.

    Underground Installations.

     
  5. 5.

    Dam site Investigations.

     
  6. 6.

    Rock Classification.

     

Keywords

Rock Mass Excavation Shear Zone Tritium Bedding Plane 

Rapport General Sur La Seconde Conference Australie — Nouvelle-Zelande Sur La Geomecanique; (Brisbane, Australie, 21–25 Juillet 1975)

Résumé

Lors de la secondé conférence Australie — Nouvelle-Zélande sur la géomécanique, on put remarquer que de nombreuses communications et discussions reflétaient la conception intégrée de la géomécanique que professent les deux sociétés membres. Alors que certaines communications pouvaient être classées dans l’une des trois catégories, mécanique des sols, mécanique des roches et géologie de l’ingénieur, d’autres communications furent présentées en commun par des auteurs de deux de ces branches ou même des trois. La discussion aussi fut très large et stimulée par la fertilisation réciproque des idées. Sur 61 communications présentées, ce rapport passe en revue quelques-unes de celles qui présentent un intérêt particulier dans le domaine de la géologie de l’ingénieur; elles relèvent des catégories suivantes:
  1. 1.

    glissements de terrain et stabilité des pentes

     
  2. 2.

    construction sur roches tendres

     
  3. 3.

    reconnaissances pour tunnels sous-marins

     
  4. 4.

    installations souterraines

     
  5. 5.

    reconnaissances pour sites de barrages

     
  6. 6.

    classification des roches

     

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© International Assocaition of Engineering eology 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon F. R. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Vice President for Australasia IAEGPerthAustralia

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