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BGS prize winners

The BGS Prize is awarded for the best paper written (or co-written) by a member in any calendar year, like the Rankine Lecture it celebrates many of the great geotechnical landmarks.

1958

KH Roscoe, AN Schofield & CP Wroth

On yielding of soils, Geotechnique, 8, 22-25

1959

AW Skempton

Cast insitu bored piles in London Clay, Geotechnique, 9, 153-173

1960

T Whitaker

Some experiments on model piled foundations in clay. Proceedings on the symposium on piled foundations, Stockholm, 124-39.

AW Bishop & N Morgenstern

Stabilty coefficients for earth slopes, Geotechnique, 10, 129-150

1961

AW Bishop

The measurement of pore pressures in the triaxial test. Proceedings of the conference on pore pressure suction in soils, London

1962

PW Rowe

The stress dilatancy relation for static equilibrium on an assembly of particles in construction, Proceedings Royal Society of London, Series A 500-527

P Lumb

An analysis of system flexibilty and its effects on time-lag in pore water pressure measurements, Geotechnique, 12, 226-243

1963

RE Gibson

An analysis of system flexibility and its effect on time-lag in pore pressure measurements, Geotechnique 13, 1

1964

DH Cornforth

Some experiments on the influence of strain conditions on the strength of sand, Geotechnique 14, 143

AW Bishop, MF Kennard & PR Vaughan

Developments in the measurement and interpretation of pore pressure in earth dams. Proceedings of the 8th international congress on large dams, Edinburgh, 2, 47-72

1965

PW Rowe & K Peaker

Passive earth pressure measurements, Geotechnique, 15, 57-78

JL Knill & KS Jones

The recording and interpretation of geological conditions in the foundations of the Roseires, Kariba and Latiyan Dams, Geotechnique 15, 94-124

N Morgenstern & VE Price

The analysis of the stability of general slip surfaces, Geotechnique 15, 79-93

1966

T Whitaker & RW Cooke

An invesitgation of the shaft and base resistance of large bored piles in London Clay. Proceedings international symposium of large bored piles, London, 7-49

IF Christie

The solution of consolidation problems by general purpose analogue computer, Geotechnique, 16, 131-148

1967

NN Ambrayses & SK Sarma

The response of earth dams to strong earth- quakes, Geotechnique, 17, 181-213

ADM Penman & GH Watson

Foundations for storage tanks on reclaimed land at Teesmouth, ICE Proceedings 39, 39, 19-42

1968

WH Ward, JB Burland & RW Gallols

Geotechnical assessment of a site at Mundford, Norfolk, for a large proton accelerator, Geotechnique 18,

339-431

RE Gibson & GC Shefford

The efficiency of horizontal drainage layers for accelerating consolidation of clay embankments, Geotechnique, 18

327-335

1969

AW Skempton & JN Hutchison

Stability of natural slopes, Proceedings of 7th ICSMFE, State of the art volume, 291-340

AW Bishop & ZA Al-Dhahir

1970

MJ Tomlinson

Some effects of pile driving on skin friction. Proc conference on behaviour of piles, London 107-114

RG James & PL Bransby

Experimental and theoretical investigations of a passive earth pressure problem, Geotechnique 20, 17-37

1971

JB Burland

A method of estimating the pore pressures and displacements beneath embankments on soft natural clay deposits. Proceedings Roscoe Memorial Symp, Cambridge, 1971, pp 505-536

1972

L Bjerrum, JKTL Nash, RM Kennard & RE Gibson

Hydraulic fracturing in field permeability testing, Geotechnique, 22, 319

AC Palmer

Undrained plain strain expansion of a cylindrical cavity in clay: a simple interpretation of the pressuremeter test, Geotechnique, 22, 251

KW Cole

1973

JA Hooper

PR Vaughan and HJ Walbanke

Pore pressure changes and the delayed failure of cutting slopes in overconsolidated clay, Geotechnique, 23 531

1974

JB Burland & CP Wroth

Settlement of buildings and associated damage. State-of-the-art report for session 5. Conference on settlement of structures, Cambridge, pp 611- 654. JB Burland & CP Wroth

1975

JRF Arthur & AB Phillips

Homogenous and layered sand in triaxial compression, Geotechnique 25, 799, 815

1976

AFL Hyde & SF Brown

The plastic deformation of a silty clay under creep and repeated loading, Geotechnique 26, 173-184

NB Hobbs & P Robbins

Compression and tension tests on driven piles in chalk, Geotechnique, 26, 33-46

1977

A Marsland & MF Randolph

Comparison of results from pressuremeter tests and large insitu plate tests in London Clay, Geotechnique, 27, 217-243

1978

RHG Parry

Estimating foundation settlements in sand from plate bearing tests, Geotechnique, 28, 107-118

CP Wroth & DM Wood

1979

RW Cooke, Price & KJ Tarr

Jacked piles in London Clay, a study of load transfer and settlement under working conditions, Geotechnique, 29, 113-147

C Thornton

The conditions for failure of a face-centred cubic array of uniform rigid spheres, Geotechnique, 29, 441-459

1980

RW Cooke, Price and KJ Tarr

Jacked piles in London Clay, interaction and group behaviour under working conditions, Geotechnique, 29, 113-147

RJ Mair

Contributions to soft ground tunnelling, Geotechnique and elsewhere

1981

K Been & GC Sills

Self weight consolidation of soft soils: an experimental and theoretical study, Geotechnique, 31, 519-535

PG Fookes

Engineering geology of materials for rock armouring

M Randolph & CP Wroth

The application of the failure state in undrained simple shear to the shaft capacity of driven piles, Geotechnique, 31, 247-259

M Randolph

The response of flexible piles to lateral loading, Geotechnique, 31, 247-259

1982

ADM Penman

Materials and construction methods for embankment dams and cofferdams, International conference on large dams, Rio de Janiero 4, 1105-1228

AN Schofield

Dynamic and earthquake centrifuge modelling. Proc international conference in geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics

1983

JA Hooper

Non-linear analysis on a circular raft on clay, Geotechnique, 33, 1-20

GWE Milligan

Soil deformations near anchored sheet pile walls, Geotechnique, 33, 41- 55

1984

RJ Chandler

Recent European experience of landslides in overconsol- idated clays and soft rocks

1985

CP Wroth & GT Houlsby

Soil mechanics property characterisation and analysis procedures

1986

G Price & JB Burland

Queen Elizabeth II conference centre

1987

JB Boden & RMC Driscoll

House foundations, a review of the effect of clay soil volume change on design and performance, Municipal Engineer, 4, 181-213

1988

RA Jewell

Reinforced soil wall analysis and predicted behaviour of the Royal Military trial wall

1989

MR Coop & CP Wroth

Field studies of an instrumented model pile in clay, Geotechnique, 39, 679-696

1990

WH Craig & K Chua

Deep penetration of spud-can foundations on sand and clay, Geotechnique, 40, 541-556

1991

JN Hutchinson

Periglacial and slope processes. Proceedings conference on slope

stability.

1992

DW Hight

Contributions to Bothkennar soft clay test site, characterisation and lessons learned. Geotechnique Symposium in print

1993

JA Charles

Contributions to Engineered Fills '93. Proceedings conference on engineering fills, Newcastle upon Tyne

1994

W Powrie & M Preene

Contributions to dewatering in construction. Proceedings ICE, Geotechnical Engineering and elsewhere

1995

RJ Jardine

Contributions to foundation engineering, Geotechnique, ICE Proceedings and elsewhere

SR Hencher

Contributions to rock mechanics, Trans IMM, QJEG and elsewhere

1996

PR Vaughan, TE Tika & L Lemos

Fast shearing of pre-existing shear zones in soil, Geotechnique, 46

1997

RN Taylor & SE Stallebrass

The development and evaluation of a constitutive model for the prediction of ground movements in overconsolidated clay, Geotechnique, 47

CC Hird, D Russell & RA Jewell

The stability of single stage constructed reinforced embankments on soft clay. Proc ICE Proceedings, Geotechnical Engineering

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