1 DMT15 Conference Rome June 2015

The third international DMT Conference was successfully held in Rome in June 2015. It was attended by 120 participants from 33 countries. The Proceedings Volume includes 60 papers. The presentations covered either practical geotechnical engineering projects and advanced research topics. The contributions by top experts such as Schmertmann, Jamiolkowski, Schnaid, Robertson, Viana da Fonseca, Powell, Van Impe, Marchetti were particularly appreciated by the participants.

Selected photos taken during the Conference, all papers and all oral presentations may be downloaded.

 

 

2 List of recent DMT events (lectures or seminars or workshops)

2014

13 Jan           Costa Rica. Seminario de Geotecnia Aplicada – DMT Workshop c/o ICE and MYV by Eng. D. Marchetti.

20-21 Jan      Doha, Qatar. Workshop on the “Slope Stability” and “DMT & SDMT” by Eng. F. Buselli.

26 Feb          Delhi, India. Workshop on Developments in Geotechnical Investigation and Analysis by Prof. S. Marchetti

28 Feb          Kalkata, India. National Seminar “Geotechnique Today – Prediction, Modelling & Construction” by Prof. S. Marchetti.

3 Mar           Madras, Indi.a Presentation c/o IIT Madras by Prof. S. Marchetti.

4 Mar           Mumbai, India. Presentation c/o IIT Bombay, Civil Engineering Department by Prof. S. Marchetti.

17-19 Mar    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Seminar on Value Management and Value Engineering in Soil Investigations, lecture by Eng. F. Buselli.

2-3 Apr        Dubai. DFIMEC 2014 “Latest developments on in situ testing, pile-raft foundations and FEM”. Lecture by S. Marchetti on DMT.

13 Apr          Tanta, Egypt. Tanta University. Emerging Technologies in Field Testing and Soil Characterization. Lecture by Dr. Buselli on DMT – SDMT.

15-16 May   Darmstadt, Germany. Seminar “All aspects relating to Liquefaction” Technical University, Keynote Lecture by S. Marchetti: “Estimating Liquefaction Resistance taking into account Stress History by DMT”.

30 May        Hamilton-Ontario, Canada. Workshop on Flat Dilatometer and Seismic Dilatometer by Marchetti, Crapps, Failmezger.

2-6 June        Bali, Indonesia. ICOLD Conf. BALI 2014 – Lecture by Dr. Buselli on DMT – SDMT.

17 June         St. Petersburg, Russia. Workshop on Flat Dilatometer & Seismic Dilatometer by D. Marchetti ay St. Petersburg Mining University.

2-14 July      Australia Brisbane, Newcastle, Adelaide, Melbourne. Workshops on DMT – SDMT by S. Marchetti.

1 Aug            Aalborg, Denmark. Workshop on Seismic Dilatometer at University of Aalborg, Lecture by D. Marchetti: “Seismic Dilatometer: Description, Results and Applications”.

9-13 Sept      Goiana, Brazil. XII Brazilian Congress on Soil Mechanics & Geot. Engineering, COBRAMSEG 2014. Short Course on DMT – SDMT by D. Marchetti and Dr. Buselli.

22-23 Sept    Poznan, Poland. 5th International Conference on CPT – DMT. Lectures by D. Marchetti, S. Marchetti, P. Monaco.

9 Oct            Pisa, Italy. Workshop on in Situ Testing at Pisa University, Lecture by S. Marchetti: “Estimating Liquefaction Resistance taking into account Stress History by DMT”.

Nov 11-12    Jakarta, Indonesia. PIT-XVIII Geot. Eng. for Future Infrastructure Development in Indonesia. Lecture by Dr. Buselli “DMT and SDMT for Settlement Prediction of Shallow Foundations and Liquefability Evaluation”.

12 Nov         Toronto, Canada. Presentation on DMT/ SDMT by G. Sedran. Dinner-lecture Canadian Geotechnical Society – Toronto Branch.

18 Nov         Bologna, Italy. One day Seminar on “In situ investigations”Viale della Fiera Sala BCD della Regione Emilia-Romagna. Sara Amoroso : DMT – SDMT Description of equipment. Results.

1 Dec            Conception, Chile. Presentation on DMT – SDMT by D. Marchetti at “Universidad Catolica De La Santisima Concepcion” Auditorium.

2 Dec            Santiago, Chile. Presentation on DMT – SDMT by D. Marchetti at ” Pontificia. Universidad Católica de Chile”, Santiago Campus San Joaquín Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860 Dpto. De Ingeniería Estructural y Geotécnica Sala DIEG, from 13:00 to 14:00.

4 Dec            Lima, Perù. Presentation on DMT – SDMT by D. Marchetti at “Colegio De Ingenieros Del Peru” Av. Arequipa Nº 4947 Miraflores, Lima.

3-5 Dec         Moscow, Russia. Russian Geotechnical Conference. Presentation on DMT – SDMT on 3 Dec by S. Marchetti.

18-20 Dec     Kakinada, India. Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-2014. Presentation on DMT – SDMT at Plenary Session 18 Dec by S. Marchetti.

2015

May 9-14     S.ta Cruz, Bolivia. Geotechnical Conference. Presentation on DMT – SDMT by S. Marchetti.

June 15-17    Roma, Italy. 3rd Intnl Conf. on the Flat Dilatometer DMT’15, www.dmt15.com. Under the auspices of Techn. Committee TC-102 of ISSMGE, of the Italian Geot. Society and L’Aquila University. Parco dei Principi.

Sep. 29-30    Hallein, Austria. SDMT Workshop and field demonstration c/o Premstaller by Eng. D. Marchetti.

Oct. 21-22    Puchong, Malaysia. Seminar “Advancement in Geotechnical Investigation and Instrumentation”. Lecture by Dr. Buselli “Application of Marchetti dilatometer DMT in Foundation design”.

Nov. 6-7       Bucharest, Romania. Conference “New perspectives through the Centre of Monitoring Infrastructure Impact on the Environment” + training and field demonstration of the SDMT equipment c/o Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest. Lecture by Eng. D. Marchetti “The Flat Dilatometer (DMT): Applications and Recent Developments”

Nov. 15-18   Buenos Aires, Argentina. Congreso de Mecanica de Suelos e Ingenieria Geotecnica (SOIL MECHANICS 2015). Lecture by Eng. D. Marchetti “Flat Dilatometer (DMT) and Seismic Dilatometer (SDMT): Applications and Recent Developments”

Nov. 18-20   Asuncion, Paraguay. Workshop and field demonstration DMT equipment c/o Geo-stan Srl by Eng. D. Marchetti.

Dec. 16         Pune, India. Pre-Conference workshop of Indian Geotechnical Conference – IGC 2015, ISSMGE Joint Workshop of TC 207 and TC 212 on “Advances in Soil-Structure Interaction and Deep Foundations”. Lecture by Eng. D. Marchetti “The Flat Dilatometer (DMT) and Seismic Dilatometer (SDMT): Settlements, Compaction and Liquefaction risk assessment”.

Dec. 17-19    Pune, India. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2015. Lecture by Eng. D. Marchetti “The Flat Dilatometer (DMT) and Seismic Dilatometer (SDMT): Settlements, Compaction and Liquefaction risk assessment”

2016

Feb 25-26     Torino, Italy. CGT 2016 XXIV Geotechnical Conference on design, construction & controls of soil improvement systems.

March 8-9    Ankara, Turkey. Seminar Flat Dilatometer (DMT) Test & ITS applications in Geotechnical Engineering at Middle East Technical University Civil Engineering Department. Lecture by Eng. D. Marchetti “Flat Dilatometer (DMT) test & ITS applications in geotechnical engineering”

March 17-18  Benevento, Italy. 1st IMEKO TC4 International Workshop on Metrology for Geotechnics. Lecture by Eng. D. Marchetti “Flat dilatometer (DMT) and Seismic Dilatometer (SDMT): Applications and Recent Developments”.

April 5-6      Rudna, Poland. Workshop and field demonstration DMT equipment c/o KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. by Dr. Buselli and Mr. Diaconu.

 

3 Typical content of 1-day Course on DMT and Seismic DMT (SDMT)

  • Hardware, Working Principle, Procedure, Standards, Maintenance, Field equipment for running the test on land and offshore, testable soils.
  • Using the results in the profession : Soil parameters, Settlements of shallow foundations and assessment of their accuracy by comparisons between observed and DMT-predicted settlements, Kh behind diaphragm walls from MDMT, Moduli before-after compaction, Moduli in roads subgrade, Laterally loaded piles, Detecting slip surfaces in slopes.
  • Seismic Dilatometer. Measurement of the shear wave velocity Vs, Combining the “low-strain” shear modulus Go with the “working strain” modulus Mdmt – both provided by SDMT – to help selecting the G-Gamma decay curves.
  • Liquefaction resistance evaluated by SDMT in two independent ways : from Vs and from KD.. Sensitivity of KD to aging, Importance of accounting for aging.
  • Data reduction, presentation of results, diagrams, seismograms, Auto-Report generation.
  • Troubleshooting, Quality controls, FAQ.
  • Participants will have the opportunity of executing a few measurements.
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