Pressuremeter Testing

Author: R. J. Mair
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483102254
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pressuremeter Testing: Methods and Interpretation the history, applications, and development of pressumeter devices and related test procedures. The book covers topics such as the general principles of pressuremeter testing; types of pressuremeters and their installation and calibration; and the estimation of soil from pressuremeter tests in clays, sands, and weak rocks. Also included are topics such as the application of pressuremeter testing to design and research in the improvement of the use of pressuremeters. An appendix is also included; Appendix A covers the analysis of pressuremeter tests, and Appendix B contains guidance notes for the specifications of pressuremeter tests. The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to know more about the applications of the pressuremeter and the interpretation of its results.


Author: British Geotechnical Society
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727715562
Format: PDF
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The technology, data interpretation and applications of pressuremeters have progressed rapidly in the last few years. Covering the design and construction of pressuremeters, this text also discusses their uses, including many recent developments in the field.

The Pressuremeter and Its New Avenues

Author: Gerard Ballivy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054105459
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Pressuremeter testing activities are of great interest for scientists and engineers concerned with the mechanical behaviour of civil engineering materials. The proceedings include the first Menard Lecture presented by Professor Branko Ladanyi and 57 technical papers from 16 countries. They are related to the application of pressuremeter testing to granular and alluvial soils, clay, rock, concrete and permafrost, and geotechnical design. It also includes a session on technological developments in the design, fabrication and installation of pressuremeters.

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics

Author: David Muir Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316224236
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Soils can rarely be described as ideally elastic or perfectly plastic and yet simple elastic and plastic models form the basis for the most traditional geotechnical engineering calculations. With the advent of cheap powerful computers the possibility of performing analyses based on more realistic models has become widely available. One of the aims of this book is to describe the basic ingredients of a family of simple elastic-plastic models of soil behaviour and to demonstrate how such models can be used in numerical analyses. Such numerical analyses are often regarded as mysterious black boxes but a proper appreciation of their worth requires an understanding of the numerical models on which they are based. Though the models on which this book concentrates are simple, understanding of these will indicate the ways in which more sophisticated models will perform.

Soil Mechanics

Author: Graham Barnes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137512210
Format: PDF, Docs
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This bestselling text provides students with a clear understanding of the nature of soil and its behaviour, and offers an insight into the application of principles to engineering solutions. With its comprehensive coverage and accessible writing style, this book is ideal for core university courses in geotechnical and civil engineering, as well as being a handy guide for practitioners. This fourth edition of Soil Mechanics includes: • Intriguing case studies from around the world, demonstrating real-life situations and solutions • Over 100 worked examples, giving an insight into how engineers tackle specific problems • A companion website providing further commentary on the Geotechnical Eurocodes • An integrated series of video interviews with practising engineers • An extensive online testbank of questions for lecturers to use alongside the book • Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to help with research • A range of new topics and deeper coverage of existing concepts • An improved layout and clearer presentation of figures

Cone Penetration Testing

Author: A. C. Meigh
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483102262
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Cone Penetration Testing: Methods and Interpretation discusses the history, applications, and development of the cone penetration test procedures and related test procedures. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with the cone penetration test proper – its general and historical outline, equipment and their accuracy and calibration, the use of the test results, and its parameters in different kinds of soils and materials. Part 2 covers the role and use of piezocones and its use for the assessment of soil. The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to know more about the applications of the pressuremeter and the interpretation of its results.


Author: Norges geotekniske institutt
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Includes the institute's report, 1953-