The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 BGA Medal has been awarded to a paper on ‘Micro mechanics of drained and undrained shearing’ published in Géotechnique by authors Dr John de Bono and Professor Glenn McDowell of the University of Nottingham. The medal will be presented during the BGA Annual Conference on 19 June 2019.
The full reference for the paper is:
de Bono, J P and McDowell, G R (2018). Micro mechanics of drained and undrained shearing of compacted and overconsolidated crushable sand. Géotechnique 68, No.7, 575–589.
The paper can be accessed via the ICE Virtual Library here.
The Judges selected this paper because it shows the potential for discrete element modelling to start to explain some of the complexities of real soil behaviour.
The BGA Medal is awarded annually (each calendar year) by the BGA to a paper substantially authored by a BGA member or BGA members published in an international journal and from BGA, ISSMGE and ISRM conferences, and submitted for consideration of the award.