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



Sunday 14th June 

09:00 - 13:00 SDMT Training Course "Equipment, Procedure, Software, Data Reduction"
14:00 - 17:00 Exhibition Set Up
17:45 - 19:30 Exhibition official opening & Welcome cocktail and reception
19:30 - 22:00 Sightseeing bus tour of Rome

Monday 15th June


09:00 - 10:00

S. Marchetti
R. Frank (President of ISSMGE)
A. Viana da Fonseca (Chair of TC102)
N. Moraci (President of Italian Geot. Ass.)
R. Failmezger (Chair of DMT 2006)
D. Crapps
Brief History of DMT in North America

10:00 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK

10:45 - 13:00 KEYNOTE LECTURES

F. Schnaid
Challenges in the Interpretation of the DMT in Tailings

S. Marchetti
Some 2015 Updates to the TC16 DMT Report 2001

  S. Amoroso
The G – Gamma Stiffness Degradation Curves

13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 - 15:30 SESSION 1

W. Tschuschke
Application of SCPTU and SDMT in the Assessment of Settlement of Tailings Deposits Loaded by Trial Embankment

F. Orhun Önal
Using Combination of SPT, DMT and CPT to Estimate Geotechnical Model for a Special Project in Turkey

L. Balachowski
Vibroflotation Control of Sandy Soils using DMT and CPTU

Z. Skutnik
Evaluation of Geotechnical Parameters of Clay built in Dam Core based on DMT

15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 17:00 SESSION 2

J. Wierzbicki
Geotechnical Parameters of Loess Soils from CPTU and SDMT

W. Steiner
Long - Term Settlements of an Avalanche Gallery on Loose Soil

H. Peiffer
The Use of a DMT to Monitor the Stability of the Slopes of a Clay Exploitation Pit in the Boom Clay in Belgium

H. L. Giacheti
Seismic DMT Test in a Non-Text Book Type Geomaterial. Ratio G0 / MDMT in Cemented Soils

19:00 - 20:00 Cocktail
20:00 - 20:45 J. Schmertmann Gala Dinner Talk


Tuesday 16th June

09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 3

L. Kaczyński
Practical Use of the Dilatometer Tests - Some Case Studies from Poland

R. Failmezger
Redesign of Shallow Foundations using Dilatometer Tests – More Case Studies after DMT'06 Conference

C. Lee
Perception of Overconsolidates States of Coarse-Grained Soils using DMT Results

C. Cox
Soil Stiffness Constitutive Model Parameters for Geotechnical Problems: a Dilatometer Testing Approach

K. Nunn
Application of Modern Ground Investigation Techniques To Characterise QuaternarySediments in Kempsey, NSW

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE

M. Jamiolkowski
Geotechnical Characterization of Copper Tailings at Zelazny Most Site

12:00 - 13:00 SESSION 4

I. Guskov
Development of the Soil Classification by Material Index (ID)

A. McConnell
Some Australian Case Histories

K. Rollins
Comparison of DMT, CPT, SPT and Vs Based Liquefaction Assessment on Treasure Island during the Loma Prieta Earthquake

E. Sharif
Early Applications of SDMT in Dubai in Two Main Projects for Natural Artificial Earthfill Silty Sand

13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 - 15:30 POSTER SESSION

15:30 - 16:30 SESSION 5

A. Viana da Fonseca
Liquefaction Evaluation of Aveiro Sands from SCPTU and SDMT Tests

P. Monaco
SDMT Based Site Characterization and Liquefaction Analysis of Canal Banks Damaged by the 2012 Emilia (Italy) Seismic Sequence

S. Amoroso
Use of SDMT Testing for Measuring Soil Densification by Ground Improvement in Christchurch, New Zeland

V. Silvestri
Application of the MCC Model for the Estimation of Undrained Geotechnical Parameters of Clays from Dilatometer Tests

16:30 - 17:00 COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:00 SESSION 6

D. Berisavljevic
SDMT – a Tool for In-Situ Identification of Collapsible Soils

M. Arroyo
In-Situ Testing of a Cement-Stabilized Metallurgical Residue

P. K. Robertson
Soil behavior Type using the DMT

D. Marchetti
The Seafloor Dilatometer


Wednesday 17th June

09:00 - 14:00 Countryside Field Demonstration and Lunch with Typical Italian Food and Wine (Bus will pick up participants at Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi)


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