geotechnical sampling Articles

  • Geotechnical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste

    A geotechnical testing program was conducted to evaluate the engineering properties of aged solid waste samples retrieved from a landfill that began accepting waste as early as 1940. The conducted tests included water content, specific gravity, Atterberg limits, grain-size distribution, compaction, permeability, consolidation, triaxial, and direct shear. Maximum dry unit weight achieved using the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Changes in geotechnical properties of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in bioreactor landfill with degradation

    The objectives of the research described in this paper are to: study the composition of fresh Municipal Solid Waste (MSW); study the effects of decomposition on physical characteristics of MSW in bioreactor landfill. Initially, composition of the fresh MSW constituents was determined based on 14 bag MSW samples. Then, four small-scale bioreactor landfills were simulated in laboratory and samples ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geotechnical Properties of Hackensack Valley Varved Clays of New Jersey

    A special testing program was conduted on 127-mm (5-in.) diameter samples of varved clay from Hackensack Meadows, the site of a glacial lake near Secaucus, New Jersey. The program included constant rate-of-strain consolidation tests, measurement of K0 versus OCR, permeability tests on cubic samples to determine kh/kv, undrained-unconsolidated triaxial compression tests run on specimens cut at ...


    By ASTM International

  • Uniformity Tests in Calibration Chamber Samples by the Thermal Probe Method

    The calibration of geotechnical instruments for in-situ tests, performed on sand samples reconstituted in huge calibration chambers (CC), requires the reproduction of large specimens at given relative densities with good repeatability and satisfactory homogeneity. A test method has been developed with the purpose of evaluating the relative density, DR, in different locations of the CC samples ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Preparation of Hollow Cylinder Specimens from Undisturbed Tube Samples of Soft Clay

    The use of torsional-hollow cylinder testing apparatus for research into soil stress-strain behavior has grown over the past decade. Most studies have focused on sands or on cohesive materials reconstituted in the laboratory. Studies involving undisturbed soft clay have been neglected, in part due to the difficulties involved in specimen preparation.The present paper describes a procedure for the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Surfactant–enhanced remediation of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons

    An experimental programme was undertaken to reclaim the soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. Two types of locally available soils, clay with low compressibility and poorly graded sand, were chosen for the study. Both the soils were contaminated with varying percentages of used engine oil and gasoline. Anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) was used to reclaim the contaminated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A New Approach to Measuring Dilatancy in Saturated Sands

    The determination of in situ properties of sand has proven to be a difficult objective, especially when it includes assessing volume change characteristics like dilatancy. Difficulty in obtaining representative undisturbed specimens as well as problems with extrapolating laboratory test results to the field has caused many to place increased reliance on in situ testing. One such test that is ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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.

  • Quarry impact assesment at Arclid quarry

    Project: Arclid Quarry Client: Bathgate Silica Sand Location: Spill response, environmental sampling, risk assessment, regulator liaison Services: Impact assessment, abstraction licence support and geotechnical advice Archibald Bathgate Group Ltd is the UK’s largest, independent, specialist producer of silica sand, supplying ...

  • Apparatus and Procedure for an In Situ Collapse Test

    Procedures for plate load testing in both shallow pits and at the bottom of a borehole are presented with descriptions of the required apparatus. The procedures were developed for collapsible soils but are expected to be useful for swelling soils as well. A key feature of the new procedures is that the wetted bulb of soil under the plate is controlled and its depth is measured at the end of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • KeyLAB Expands KeyLAB Functionality for Concrete Testing, ATSM and Australian Standards

    Keynetix are pleased to announce that an upgrade to KeyLAB has been released today that includes a number of new features requested by users to help them manage their geotechnical and concrete laboratory. The new build expands the functionality of the system to assist laboratory managers who are conducting concrete testing, working in a NATA accredited laboratory or with the ASTM standards and is ...


    By Keynetix Ltd

  • 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

  • Divestment of a food manufacturing plant

    Client: Confidential Location: Somerset, Southwest England, UK Services: Strategic Advice on Brownfield Development, Site Investigation, Risk Assessment Summary: ESI was able to identify options for managing land contamination to maximise the value of site divestment, based on high quality site investigation and risk ...

  • Contaminated land site investigation in Bristol

    Client: Property Developer Location: Bristol, UK Services: Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters and Ecological Risk Assessment. Summary: ESI’s contaminated land assessment ensured that this former brickworks site was not registered as contaminated land under Part 2A of ...

  • 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

  • Alternate point estimation method

    One of the primary drawbacks to a Monte Carlo analysis is the large number of model runs required in order to determine the relative confidence of each input variable on impacting the factor of safety. The Alternate Point Estimation Method (APEM) allows a dramatic reduction in the number of model runs required to do a statistical analysis. The following table indicates the number of model runs ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Spoil, rubble and a soil-tar mix

    National Grid and Wales and West Utilities recently completed their first joint remediation project at the Aberaman Gasworks following the sale of the Wales and south west of England gas network in 2005. Here Scott Lewis from National Grid and Ashley Griffiths from Wales and West Utilities explain the challenges and processes. The project was undertaken using a stabilisation and solidification ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

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