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Education - ICE G&S prize winner uses LimitState:GEO
We were delighted to hear that a student user of LimitState:GEO, Aleksandar Vasiljevic, recently won the ICE Scotland Graduate & Student (G&S) Papers Competition.
Aleksandar used LimitState:GEO in his final year project at the University of Abertay, Dundee, focussing in his thesis on the design methodology used in Eurocode 7 and concluding that 'LimitState:GEO is definitely the analysis tool of choice for the geotechnical design engineer of the 21st century' (sample images from his thesis are shown on the right).
In his ICE G&S presentation Aleksandar described a study of the stability of timber crib retaining walls. With the help of LimitState:GEO, he identified that these do not necessarily behave monolithically, as normally assumed in design standards. The ICE judges praised his passion for his subject, his thorough research and analysis and the fact that he had passed his paper to the Standing Committee on Structural Safety. Aleksandar has now been awarded a scholarship to study for an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Dundee.
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