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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(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - Fernando Schnaid
Fernando Schnaid is Associated Professor of Civil Engineering at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.