The 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer
Rome 14-16 June 2015


The Technical Committee TC-102 of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI) in cooperation with L'Aquila University are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer DMT'15 in Roma (Italy).

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The previous two International Conferences on DMT were held in Edmonton Canada (1983) and in Washington D.C. (2006).

The 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer will be held June 14-16, 2015 at the  Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA  in Rome (Italy), steps away from Via Veneto, centre-stage of Fellini's Dolce Vita, overlooking Villa Borghese. Ancient Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum etc etc) the Vatican and other sightseeing attractions are easily reached from the hotel.

The theme of the Symposium is the solution of geotechnical problems using the Flat Dilatometer Test (DMT), in particular settlement prediction and liquefaction evaluation. Other design applications include: compaction control, detecting slip surfaces in slopes, laterally loaded piles and other geotechnical problems using the soil parameters for which the DMT provides estimates.

Highlights of the DMT'15 Conference Program include Prof. Schmertmann's dinner talk, Prof. Jamiolkowski's lecture on the use of SDMT in the Zelazny Most dam in Poland and Prof. Schnaid's lecture on the use of DMT in tailings dams.

Engineers, Consultants, Geologists, Researchers, Teachers and Students are invited to share their knowledge and experience. The technical and social program will provide an opportunity for meeting new contacts. The event will include an exhibition of equipments and services.