The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

Upcoming Events

This page lists the upcoming meetings and conferences related to the BGA, ISSMGE and ISRM, as well as certain other events of interest to BGA members. For regional events click on the relevant area of the map.

For regional events click on the relevant area of the map.

BGA Meeting
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BGA Fleming Award Event 2021

The 2021 Fleming Award Meeting

  • 07.12.2021
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • Telford Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting
BGA Meeting
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2022 John Mitchell Lecture

BGA Evening Meeting: the 2020 John Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Martin Preene on 'Thinking Conceptually about Groundwater Problems'

  • 18.01.2022
  • 18:30 - 19:45
  • Telford Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting
BGA Early Career Group Meetings
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BGA ECG / NAFEMS COGAN technical webinar: Strength reduction technique for slopes with finite element methods

Speaker: Professor H. F. Schweiger (TU Graz)

Summary: Although limit equilibrium analyses currently dominate in practical geotechnical engineering to obtain factors of safety of natural and cut slopes, the finite element method is increasingly being used to calculate ultimate limit states and consequently factors of safety, usually by means of the so-called “strength reduction” technique. In many cases results obtained from the strength reduction approach are comparable to the those obtained with limit equilibrium methods, but in some cases significant differences are observed. By comparison with rigorous limit analyses, it is at first demonstrated that the strength reduction method is a reliable method for analysing failure of slopes. Secondly, it is shown that finite element analyses are superior to limit equilibrium analyses in assessing ultimate limit state conditions. Finally some guidelines for performing strength reduction analyses are given.

  • 25.01.2022
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Online
  • Event Type: BGA Early Career Group Meetings

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