Geotechnical White Papers

Below is a table of geotechnical white papers written by GDS which are free to download.

Date White Paper Description

July 2021Cadia Valley Operations Northern Tailings Storage Facility Embankment Slump.
April 2020Mount Polley Mine Tailings Storage Facility Embankment Breach.
February 2020Fundão Mine Tailings Dam Failure.

March 2014 Part 3 of 3: Dynamic Triaxial Testing.
June 2013  Part 2 of 3: Advanced Triaxial Testing.
February 2013 Part 1 of 3: Introduction to triaxial testing.

May 2012Based on the GDSTTA, the White Paper explains the challenges faced when designing cutting edge apparatus.

April 2012 Part 5. Principles of Testing Machine Control Feedback.
March 2012
Part 4. Selecting Ideal Transducer Range,
February 2012
Part 3. Calibration of Geotechnical Instruments (Including Case Study)
January 2012
Part 2. Principles of Instrumentation Measurement – Error, Accuracy and Resolution,
December 2011 
Part 1. Key Terminology and Engineering Parameters for Geotechnical Engineering,
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