Geotechnical Research

Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical 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…

Resources

Research Training Materials Video Research Some insights into wet soil mixed properties from a database developed through routine project work Free | PDF | Support Materials Read more Presentation to the Temporary Works Forum December 4th 2019 €5.00 | eBook | Support Materials Read more A Tensile Strength Apparatus with the Facility to Monitor Negative…

Geotechnical Design

Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Design On geotechnical design: “Engineering involves action based on decision despite uncertainty. Prediction is one necessary vehicle for adequate decision, but most often an engineer’s capacity at predicting is disparately poor regarding what will happen, and quite competent, in comparison, at predicting what will not happen; in other words, we inherently know…

Magnetometer

Cone Penetration Testing Magnetometer Magnetometer surveys are used to identify presence of ferrous metals in the ground, in particular unexploded ordnance, buried tanks, pipes piles or drums. Our magnetometer set up is mounted within a traditional cone apparatus and is ultra-sensitive with a tensionband of 300,000nT (nanoTesla) mounted within a 44mm diameter cone which minimises…

Marchetti Dilatometer

Cone Penetration Testing Full-flow Penetrometers Full flow penetrometers are a specialist form of penetrometer undertaken to provide estimates of peak shear strength and residual shear strength in soft and very soft soils, sediments or tailings. The larger surface area of the full-flow penetrometer and the behaviour of soft soils as it shears around the penetrometer…

Seismic Measurements

Cone Penetration Testing Seismic Measurements Seismic measurements in geotechnical engineering built-up prevalence in the period from the mid-1960s through 2000. Advances in measurement methods and computing power have made seismic measurements even more amenable to routine practice. The method involves measurement of body waves (P-waves and S-waves) and/or surface waves which can be interpreted in…