Geotechnical testing

Ameratunga, J., and Sivakugan, N. (2021) Geotechnical testing. In: Ameratunga, Jay, Sivakugan, Nagaratnam, and Das, Braja M., (eds.) Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement. CRC Press, Abingdon, UK, pp. 49-65.

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The vane shear test is a popular in situ test used in the geotechnical engineering practice to assess the undrained shear strength of cohesive materials in a saturated state. The cone penetration test, vane shear test and dilatometer test are the most popular in situ tests for a soft soils. However, it is generally recognized that a field vane shear test has many advantages over other in situ tests as well as some an laboratory tests. Mayne et al. categorized all the in situ tests as 'old' and 'new' methods, with a seismic cone penetration tests with pore pressure measurements and seismic dilatometer tests falling under the new methods. In situ testing and laboratory testing on samples recovered during a site investigation are considered the main weapons available to the practicing engineer to assess geotechnical design parameters for any project.

Item ID: 67788
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-31653-9
Copyright Information: (C) CRC Press
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 03:44
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1202 Construction design > 120201 Civil construction design @ 100%
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