Identification & Classification of Bellarine Peninsula Limestone Clay Sites
A Seminar & Excursion to 3 sites on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The Bellarine Peninsula has some of the most difficult sites to classify. There are over a dozen distinctly different soil types which have a great range of reactivity. Natural profiles can have "Characteristic Ground Movement" (ys) ranging from 30mm to 100+mm and cut and filled sites can have even higher values. The Limestone clays are at the top end of this range and can be found within 100 metres of similar looking but much lower plasticity clays. During the morning seminar we will discuss the reason for this variation and how to best test them. During the afternoon excursion you will see the various soil profiles and how to distinguish and describe them.
|9:00am||REGISTRATION & COFFEE|
|9:30am||Dominic Lopes - "Classification systems and why engineers don't like them"|
|9:45am||"Local geology and soil formation" and "Measuring Instability Indices"|
|11:00am||Jason McCloud - "Why are these clays different" and "How can we solve the problem"|
|12:00pm||Discussion and question time|
|1:15pm||Field Excursion of problem areas and identification of local soil profiles. We will travel to 3 sites in private transport, you may cheese to return to the Hotel car park or go home directly. Carpooling is encouraged.|
You can register here.
|Early Bird (until Friday 15th Feb)||$180|
|HEDRA Gold Affiliates||$140|
|Tertiary Registered Students||$100|
|Single Registration (non HEDRA)||$200|