This is a great 5-minute video put together by Terracon to showcase a project for the Missouri DOT, the replacement of the Hurricane Deck Bridge at the Lake of the Ozarks. The design team was focusing on the possible re-use of the foundations, so Terracon employed their own geotechnical engineer divers for the work.
Thank you to my old colleague at URS Corporation, Andy Messer for sending me a link to these videos. The are from an Austrian company, Trumer Schutzbauten, that provides products and research related to rockfall fences. The first video is presumably to show the hazards of camping next to hazardous rock slopes…good fun! Click through for the videos.
I stumbled across this video for the geotechnical engineering centrifuge at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Centrifuge testing is a popular way to economically test models at much higher loads and pressures than you would normally be able to in the laboratory. The goal is to more accurately represent the real world conditions. Click through for the video.