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WELCOME TO TC101
Host member society: Japan, Switzerland and UK
Short name: Laboratory testing (TC101)
Committee 101 (formerly TC-29) of the ISSMGE was founded in
1994, after the successful 1st International Symposium on the
Pre-failure Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials held at
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It completed five terms: two with
Professor F. Tatsuoka as Chairman (1994-2001), another two with Professor R.
Jardine (2001-2009) and one with Profosser H. di Benedetto (2009-2013).
Committee 101 covers all aspects of laboratory testing. It organised
many IS, workshops, international exchanges and created the gBishop
You will be welcome if you want to participate in activities organized by the ongoing TC (2013-).
Prof. Junichi Koseki, Chair
Prof. Lyesse Laloui, Vice Chair
Dr. Erdin Ibraim, Secretary
Terms of Reference for TC101
• To promote co-operation and exchange of information concerning
research and developments in advanced laboratory geotechnical testing,
including apparatus, techniques, data acquisition and interpretation.
• To encourage the application of advanced laboratory testing in
research; in integrated site characterisation studies; and in ground
• To explore how advanced testing can be used most constructively in practical geotechnical engineering.
• To advance the above aims through collaboration with specialists
working in laboratory and field testing, sampling, theoretical and
numerical analysis, and in project engineering and full scale
observation. This will involve close liaison with other ISSMGE
Above figures (from top-left to bottom-right):
Locally instrumented hydraulic triaxial stress-path cell
True triaxial apparatus
Bender element couple attached to triaxial specimen
Input and output wave records from bender elements
Sand in hollow cylindrical torsional shear
Servo-motor-controlled direct shear apparatus
Forces and pressures working on hollow cylinder speciemn