In Situ Testing in Geomechanics: The Main Tests

In Situ Testing in Geomechanics: The Main Tests

By: Fernando Schnaid (author)Hardback

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Demanding a thorough knowledge of material behaviour and numerical modelling, site characterisation and in situ test interpretation are no longer just basic empirical recommendations. Giving a critical appraisal of the understanding and assessment of the stress-strain-time and strength characteristics of geomaterials, this book explores new interpretation methods for measuring properties of a variety of soil formations. Emphasis is given to the five most commonly encountered in situ test techniques: * standard penetration tests * cone penetration tests * vane test * pressuremeter tests * dilatometer tests Ideal for practising engineers in the fields of geomechanics and environmental engineering, this book solves numerous common problems in site characterisation. It is also a valuable companion for students coming to the end of their engineering courses and looking to work in this sector.

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Fernando Schnaid is Associated Professor of Civil Engineering at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


Foreword Preface Acknowledgements List of symbols Introduction General considerations Codes of practice Interpretation methods Scope and purposes Standard penetration test (SPT) General considerations Standards and procedures Wave propagation analysis Measurements and corrections Characterization and classification Soil properties in granular materials Soil properties in cohesive materials Soil properties in bonded soils Soil properties in weak rock Direct design methods Soil liquefaction Concluding remarks Notes Piezocone penetration test (CPTU) Equipment and procedures New developments Specifications and standards Test results Soil classification Interpretation methods Soil properties in cohesive materials Granular soils Properties in silty soils Properties in bonded geomaterials Pile bearing capacity Liquefaction Notes Vane test General considerations Equipment and procedures Interpretation Shear strength Stress history Notes Pressuremeter tests General considerations Types of instruments Calibration procedures Experimental results Analysis of pressuremeter tests Pressuremeter tests in sand Cone pressuremeter tests in clay and sand Pressuremeter tests in cohesive-frictional soils Pressuremeter tests in unsaturated soil conditions Design rules Flat dilatometer test (DMT) General considerations Equipment and procedures Intermediate DMT parameters Interpretation of test results Soil characterization Geotechnical parameters in clay Geotechnical parameters in sand Direct applications Design parameters: guidelines Clay Sand 282 Residual soils Stiffness References and further reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415433853
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780415433853
  • weight: 657
  • ISBN10: 0415433851

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