Pizza, pasta, Piacenza – a summary of the industry get-together in Europe

Blick auf das Messegelände (Credit: Philipp Maroschek)

It is common knowledge that a lot of communication is lost online. Video conferences and phone calls can only partially replace a get-together in the real world. It was all the nicer for some of our eguanas to be able to spend two days at the Geofluid in Piacenza (September 15-16) in beautiful Italy. How… Continue reading Pizza, pasta, Piacenza – a summary of the industry get-together in Europe

BY HAIR WIDTH: WHEN HAIRLINE CRACKS BECOME CLEFTS

Dehnmessstreifen, der um die steinernen Zylinder verläuft, misst die Dehnung, die durch den Druck entsteht.

Too much of a good thing? Can also happen with injections. If too much material is injected into a crack, the gap can tear even further. Together with the Graz University of Technology, we are trying to find out as part of the HYJACK research project when the point has been reached at which one… Continue reading BY HAIR WIDTH: WHEN HAIRLINE CRACKS BECOME CLEFTS

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BONES, BOMBS AND BUNKERS – UNEXPECTED UNDERGROUND

Credit: Gramatke

A German proverb says „On the back of a horse, true happiness can be found.“ It should rather read ‘Unhappy horses lie under the ground’. One of these horses was disturbed in its last rest and brought to the surface by Hendrike Gramatke. eguana asked the construction manager at Stump-Franki Spezialtiefbau GmbH what else is… Continue reading BONES, BOMBS AND BUNKERS – UNEXPECTED UNDERGROUND

EVOLUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Scientific information is often difficult to understand, full of technical terms and and complicated formulas. We have talked to civil engineer Jan Onne Backhaus about evolutionary algorithms for our current article in a way that everyone – from geneticists to computer scientists to elementary school children – can understand it. Promise. ***** When the Queen… Continue reading EVOLUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

INTO THE MOUNTAIN

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No, there are no canaries in the center on the mountain (ZaB, www.tunnellinghub.com) – there is no Balrog either. However, attentive miners can encounter foxes and snakes, explains Robert Wenighofer, research assistant at the Chair for Subsurface Engineering at the Montan University Leoben. Together with university professor Robert Galler he took us on an mental… Continue reading INTO THE MOUNTAIN

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Erkundungsbohrungen im Salzbergbau (Credit: Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH/Thorsten Kratz)

“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important. ” The path of Thorsten Kratz might not lead all the way to the center of the earth, but nevertheless into unknown depths. In the best manner of science-fiction-prophet Jules Verne, the civil engineer and project… Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Earth

sometimes its the little things – what our widgets can do

Just as the Good Witch of the North needs her Munchkins and supervilllain Gru can’t work without his Minions, we at eguana sometimes need a little help from our friends, namely our widgets. They support and beautify eguana SCALES. Find out all about what widgets actually are and what our special widgets can do in… Continue reading sometimes its the little things – what our widgets can do