geotechnical equipment Articles

  • Soil Column Drainage Modelling Using a Geotechnical Centrifuge

    Equipment has been developed to facilitate supplying a soil column with water or draining a soil column under conditions of constant head while the soil column is under centrifugal forces in a geotechnical centrifuge. Accurate monitoring of the water mass transfer is also facilitated by the equipment. At the completion of a modelling sequence, the soil column may be partitioned for moisture ...


    By ASTM International

  • Geotechnical Geophysics: Seismic refraction and refraction microtremor (ReMi) surveys

    ReMi Surveys are superior to MASW Surveys in the following ways: Ambient (ie, traffic and aircraft) “noise” is a hindrance to MASW surveys, yet is readily embraced / utilized by “passive” ReMi surveys Longer ReMi data records (ie, 30 seconds vs 8 seconds or less with MASW) capture lower frequency events We introduce high frequency impulsive energy that ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Combination of TenCate corporate capabilities offer distinct advantage with both geotechnical and geosystems expertise - Case Study

    Mirafi and Geotube Technology combine for demanding, large-scale dewatering project in Brazil. Geotechnical projects come in a variety of sizes and scope — each presenting unique challenges. Many times these challenges are multi-faceted and require engineers to apply different disciplines and use a mix of products and methodologies to solve their project issues. ...

  • Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assoc. Inc. – Gloucester, MA - Case Study

    Producing the heavy equipment that makes semiconductors and other chips demands a tremendous amount of electricity, so this publicly-traded company sought ways to cut massive utility bills and pursue renewable power sources. Varian Semiconductor Equipment, a division of Applied Materials Inc., is located in an industrial park in Gloucester, MA. The Cape Ann hilltop location offered prospects for ...

  • ASTM Symposium on Design, Construction, and Testing of Deep foundation improvement; Stone columns and other related techniques Las Vegas, Nevada

    Abstract Deep Soil Mixing (DSM) was recently introduced into the United States as a geotechnical and environmental construction method. Primarily, DSM is used for deep foundation improvements. With the onset of this new technology, the need for guidelines for specification writing and the interpretation of testing results arises. This need would include guidelines for specifying construction ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Guidelines for specification writing for Deep Soil Mixing

    Abstract: Deep Soil Mixing (DSM) was recently introduced into the United States as a geotechnical and environmental construction method. Primarily, DSM is used for deep foundation improvements. With the onset of this new technology, the need for guidelines for specification writing and the interpretation of testing results arises. This need would include guidelines for specifying construction ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Random fields in SVSlope and SVFlux

    Geotechnical engineering, as a general practice, has always struggled with quantifying the significant amount of variability that can be present at any given site. There may be variability present in field sampling methods, equipment, lab testing procedures, level of training of field personnel, or many other such factors. One particular problematic aspect of slope stability analysis is the ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • National Grid, Croydon case study

    National Grid, Croydon Morgan Est Contractors for National Grid Supply and installation of telemetred groundwater monitoring network, May 2006 - ongoing Hydro-Logic recently completed the supply and installation of borehole instrumentation and a telemetry monitoring system to monitor groundwater conditions in 28 observation wells ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Turbidity Warning System

    Morgan Est Contractors for National Grid Supply and installation of telemetred groundwater monitoring network, May 2006 ongoing Hydro-Logic recently completed the supply and installation of borehole instrumentation and a telemetry monitoring system to monitor groundwater conditions in 28 observation wells located at 19 sites in the vicinity of Croydon. The ...

  • National Grid, Croydon case study

    Morgan Est Contractors for National Grid Supply and installation of telemetred groundwater monitoring network, May 2006 - ongoing Hydro-Logic recently completed the supply and installation of borehole instrumentation and a telemetry monitoring system to monitor groundwater conditions in 28 observation wells located at 19 sites in the vicinity of Croydon. The project was required to ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

    Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most interesting and challenging jobs you ...


    By ASTM International

  • Incotec Bolivia CPT case study

    Vertek partner Incotec recently entered the cone penetration test business area with the purchase of a Vertek S4 Push System. Learn more about the geotechnical market in their home country of Bolivia and  ...

  • Understanding Geographical Instrumentation

    Geographical instrumentation is one of the much heard terms especially in the field of building. Anywhere, where construction is carried out then services rendered for site examination plays an important role. It helps in identifying possible risks and also effectiveness present within the current site or structure.  Designing of the Site The basic step which is carried out ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Bali’s first modern landfill design case study

    Bangli Regional Landfill in Indonesia’s Bali province is located about 60km outside of Denpasar, the provincial capital and home to more than 500,000 residents. The region hosts Ngurah Rai International Airport—the main entry point into Bali—and numerous tourist destinations along Bali’s popular white sands beaches. When the Indonesian central government approved ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Case study - One-pass-trencher used to repair Tyler Dam

    Greg DeWind takes pride in his one-pass trenching machine. With a smile on his face, he watches Wednesday as it is used to dig a trench at the Lake Tyler Dam. The 225,000-pound, 3,000-horsepower machine mixes soil, cement and bentonite clay as it cuts a trench that is 2 1/2-foot wide and about 70 feet deep, according to Steve Richards, with ETTL Engineers and Consultants. It burns about 100 ...

  • ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

    All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...


    By ASTM International

  • Draper Aden Associates counts the benefits of adopting InfoWorks

    Consulting engineering firm Draper Aden Associates has recently begun using InfoWorks for hydraulic modeling and Project Manager Jim O’Dowd has already discovered many advantages of both the water supply and wastewater versions. “In the short time I have been using InfoWorks, I have identified a lot of invaluable ways in which it will prove useful to my clients,” he says. “Clients who had not yet ...


    By Innovyze

  • CPT Case Study: GEI Consultants

    A CPT Q&A session with GEI Consultants Where do you perform your CPT work?: We perform CPT’s on earthen dams/embankments, river sediment depths, USCOE projects from Ft. Peck Montana to New York, RR alignments, bridge embankments, and Power plants. A little of everything you can imagine from Water, RR bridges, Landfills, stability of tail basins for the ...

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