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In-situ testing in geo-mechanics; the main tests.


In-situ testing in geo-mechanics; the main tests.

Schnaid, Fernando.

Taylor & Francis


329 pages




In a text introduced by the past president of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Shnaid (civil engineering, Federal U. of Rio Grand do Sul, Brazil) presents, interprets, and provides guidelines for applying the main commercial in situ methods for soil classification and characterization used in foundation design practice and research: e.g., the cone and piezocone penetration tests. His treatment goes beyond purely empirical site-dependent correlations to a broader approach based on soil mechanics theory that helps predict the stress/strain/time behavior of geotechnical structures. Illustrations feature photos and schematics of testing equipment and graphs of test results.

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Date:Jun 1, 2009
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