Geotechnical Monitoring Articles

  • Use and application of piezocone penetration testing in presumpscot formation

    Abstract: This paper examines the advantages and limitations of CPTu and SCPTu as an exploration method for geotechnical engineering of Presumpscot Formation. Discussion will include typical results of CPTu and SCPTu data for Presumpscot Formation, application and use for settlement prediction, bearing capacity analysis, slope stability evaluation, and seismic design considerations. ...

  • Dam Monitoring During Construction

    Intelligent Geo Data Logger Reads Vibrating Wire Sensors for Dam Monitoring  A hydroelectric dam under construction in Serbia required dam monitoring of several environmental and structural properties to guarantee long-term strength and stability. Therefore the dam’s construction engineers put forth a proposal for a large number of geotechnical sensors to be installed and used ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • Ice Roads - Resource exploration on Alaska’s North Slope - Case Study

    Resource exploration and maintenance on Alaska’s North Slope presents unique challenges with respect to off-road travel logistics. Locations for exploratory drilling and maintenance of infrastructure often reside outside of existing roads and pads, requiring the need to build seasonal ice roads or snow trails for transport of equipment and personnel during the harsh winter work season. ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Modeling Pinch-Outs and Steep Topography in RockWorks - Case Study

    Summary Areas with complex stratigraphy (i.e. pinch-outs, folding, faults, etc) are not easily modeled in the borehole manager. One will often have to take the grids originally created with the borehole manager and manipulate them in the Utilities or in other programs. There are several tools available is the Utilities for manipulating your grids. Once you have edited your grids, you can ...


    By RockWare, Inc.

  • Using Resistivity for Basalt Site Characterization - Case Study

    Purpose A mining company in Turkey hoped to determine existing and new alternative basalt zones at an existing basalt mining site by using Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI). Process Our client, Ali Karan, used 84 electrodes spaced at 10 meters and two lines 5 meters apart inside the study ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Vertical Electrical Sounding for Geotechnical Site Characterization - Case Study

    Background The site borehole information demonstrates that the sediments are sitting on the top of Ignimbrite and there is also fractured Ignimbrite weathered with the content of clay is located at the bottom.  Purpose The study was made to determine the sedimentary thicknesses as well as to obtain the contact between ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Geotechnical Site Characterization on a Cliff for a Dam Construction - Case Study

    Background There are many cracks, joints, fractures and karstic spaces on the measurement surface of Limestone. Purpose The main subject of this study is for searching karstic features and voids within the body of local limestone for dam construction.  Process The ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Electric treatment for hydrophilic ink deinking

    Hydrophilic inks have been widely used due to higher printing speed, competitive cost and being healthy non-organic solvents. However, they cause problems in both product quality and process runnability due to their hydrophilic surface wettability, strong negative surface charge and sub-micron size. Electric treatment was shown to be able to increase the ink sizes from 60 nm to 700 nm through ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dike and Levee Upgrade/Repair - Case Study

    The Problem: Economically upgrade and repair dikes that have suffered from severe surface erosion and growth of undesirable vegetation Project: Sarnia, Ontario Tank Farm Retrofit Consulting Engineers: Associated Geotechnical Systems (AGS) General Contractor: Associated Geotechnical Systems (AGS) ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • AX60+ Causing a Flurry of Activity at Summit on the Slopes

    It’s ‘snow’ joke… our newest multi-gas monitor caused quite a stir when we attended an Austrian exhibition. Analox Sensor Technology attended ‘Summit on the Slopes’ in March, a seminar and exhibition held in Innsbruck, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Use and application of Piezocone Penetration testing in Presumpscot Formation

    Abstract: This paper examines the advantages and limitations of CPTu and SCPTu as an exploration method for geotechnical engineering of Presumpscot Formation. Discussion will include typical results of CPTu and SCPTu data for Presumpscot Formation, application and use for settlement prediction, bearing capacity analysis, slope stability evaluation, and seismic design considerations. Intent is to ...

  • Analox prepare to be a ‘Mogul’ At Summit on the Slopes

    Dust off your skis, polish your snowboards and prepare to slalom down the mountains for gasworld’s CO2 Summit on the Slopes. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Keeping with Tradition - Soil Sampling Manufacturer Celebrates 75 Years of Business

    In the tiny town of American Falls, Idaho, nestled on the equivalent of a small city block, sits the headquarters of AMS Inc. Rick Vollvveiler, owner of the company, says, believe it or not, the vast majority of the residents have no idea what the business does. Little do they know, the environmental and geotechnical sampling and monitoring equipment manufacturer is celebrating 75 years of ...

  • Connections: Price Of Progress

    In early November, about three weeks or what feels like 150 years ago, I ran into David Batker, the director of Earth Economics at the airport. I was on my way to the Soil Science Society meetings and he was going to Louisiana, where he is helping to put a dollar value on efforts to recreate the islands in the Mississippi delta as a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New Geotechnical Tiltmeter with MEMS Technology

    Introducing the 850 MEMS Tuff Tilt Series, the latest addition to Jewell Instruments’ electrolytic tiltmeter line for geophysical & geotechnical applications. This versatile, rugged, weatherproof tiltmeter is a low-cost alternative to most sensors ...


    By Eneco

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Q&A with Karan Jalota, Application Specialist - Roads & Rail

    In 2004, Dr. J.P. Giroud and Dr. Jie Han advanced the field of geosynthetics when they published their methodology for applying geosynthetics in unpaved structures in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. The methodology has since been adopted by the Federal Highway Administration in 2008, and is considered at the forefront among industry professionals. Karan Jalota, ...


    By Nilex

  • Should Your Sensor Have A Connector Or Pin Terminals?

    When it comes to measuring the activity of your project, it’s nice to have options. High precision sensors can offer plenty of selections from the range of your measurements to the output of your readings, but a sensor is only as good at its connection. Connectors and pin terminals are common and dependable connections that relay your readings from within the sensor to the screen in front ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • Fly Ash Treatment – Plasma Torches versus Graphite Electrodes

    Background Plasma generating devices have to be designed to tolerate incredibly harsh conditions during operation and in particular very high heat loads and temperatures around the arc. However, when used in the vitrification of highly chlorinated materials the challenge is even greater than in other applications. The combination of high ...

  • 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

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