Ground Engineering Solutions

Research

“Let’s look at things differently” – this is the essence of our mission. At GES we want to build and use technology to push the boundaries of current best practice in order to deliver high-value concepts, systems and solutions for our customers. Creativity is the central tenet of our culture and while we are always seeking to improve our approach, introduce efficiency & explore the next evolution in computational power, we remain grounded in our core first principle expertise.

Research station

Note on sheet pile driveability with vibratory methods: GES’s experience of installation of sheet pile into cohesive and granular strata using rig-mounted vibratory hammers varies from the current routine driveability recommendations. Click on the link to read more.

Approach to the design of stabilised platforms in the context of temporary works applications: Construction platforms are an essential component of most project and are typically classified as temporary works. In situations where stabilisation is practical, improvement to subgrades through stabilisation processes can result in substantial reduction in granular platform depth and ultimately cost savings through saving of material import & geosynthetics and better use of site-won materials. Click on the link to read more.

A micro-study in sheet pile impacting: GES undertook a study of impacting records for a project in stiff glacial till some years ago. A tentative correlation between the penetration rate of the sheet piles and impact energy was developed. The results were statistically significant, albeit in quite specific project environs. Click on the link to read more.

A simplified parametric study of particle trace in soil mixing simulations using discrete element modelling: The focus of this study is the fundamental parameters that affect the mixing process and, specifically, the disaggregation of the native soil through examination of the mechanisms of a body of granular particles by use of Discrete Element Modelling – a means to model arrangements and interactions of granular particles explicitly as individual particles. The observations are made from measurement of particle movement, velocity and wall contact force. Qualitative conclusions are presented rather than quantitative. It is proposed that further study would be required in order to have a high measure of confidence of any quantitative measurements. It is, however, considered that the qualitative observations provide useful insight. Click on the link to read more.

Look out for three contributions from us at the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavik Iceland – 1st to 6th September, 2019

More (always) coming soon…

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