Conference report: CPT’18 and ICPMG 2018

July 30, 2018

Members of the OFFshore Hub have recently been busy attending and presenting at international conferences in both Delft and London, in addition to OMAE in Madrid.

In June the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’18) was held in Delft, the Netherlands. This conference brings together world experts to discuss the geotechnical challenges involved in using the cone penetration test (CPT).  Academics, researchers, consultants, practitioners, suppliers, certifiers and students shared their practical experiences and discussed applications of their research findings.

Hub members in attendance included Director Phil Watson, David White and Mark Randolph, who was one of three key note speakers.  Mark’s speech was entitled “Penetrometer equipment and testing techniques for offshore design of foundations, anchors and pipelines”.

In July the 9th International Conference in Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG) 2018 took place at City, University of London. The purpose of the conference was to communicate and disseminate recent developments in all aspects of geotechnical physical modelling.

Speakers at the event included Hub members Christophe Gaudin who spoke on “Geotechnical modelling for offshore renewables” and Susan Grovenec who spoke on “The role of centrifuge modelling in capturing whole-life responses of geotechnical infrastructure to optimize design”.  Hub members Phil Watson and Conleth O’Loughlin were also in attendance.


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