In Situ Testing in Geomechanics
The Main Tests
CRC Press – 2009 – 352 pages
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:
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.
1. Introduction 2. Standard Penetration Test (SPT) 3. Piezocone Penetration Test (CPTU) 4. Vane Test 5. Pressuremeter Tests 6. Flat Dilatometer Test (DMT) 7. Design Parameters: Guidelines
Fernando Schnaid is Associated Professor of Civil Engineering at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.