Geotechnical Solutions 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Rainy Day Session Instruments

    Rainy Day Session Instruments Rain and melted snow in the United States winter can cause runoff.  Such winter runoff causes the movement of soil or at least cloudy turbid water. This had been known to occur on native undisturbed lands. However, with the growth of the population, we see more and more development ...


    By Geotechnical Services, Inc

  • Summary of Lab Test Results on Slopetame2

    The attached summary of laboratory tests on bare and sand filled rings presents compression resistance data relate to the load bearing capacity of our rings for various applications. Test Data from A.G.Wassenaar, Inc., Geotechnical Consultants, Denver, Colorado, 30 April 1991. This test used Forney Compression Testing Machine, 400,000 lb capacity, at rates of 200 lb/sec (unfilled rings) and 2000 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Summary of Lab Test Results on Gravelpave2

    The attached summary of laboratory tests on bare and sand filled rings presents compression resistance data relate to the load bearing capacity of our rings for various applications. Test Data from A.G.Wassenaar, Inc., Geotechnical Consultants, Denver, Colorado, 30 April 1991. This test used Forney Compression Testing Machine, 400,000 lb capacity, at rates of 200 lb/sec (unfilled rings) and 2000 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Ohio DOT Geotechnical Presentation

    Ohio DOT geotechnical ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Influence of Pharmaceutical Effluent on the Physico – Chemical Behavior and Geotechnical Characteristics of Clayey and Silty Soils

    Single soil – column studies were carried out to understand the influence o harmaceutical effluent (industrial type) on the physico – chemical behaviour and on the index and strength properties of five soils (two commercial and three natural soils) due to artificial contamination extending to nearly 250 days period. Two modes of operation, two HRTs and two concentrations of effluents, ...

  • Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Data Exchange: Setting the Standard

    Information about the new DIGGS Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental EDD ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Summary of Lab Test Results on Grasspave2

    The attached summary of laboratory tests on bare and sand filled rings presents compression resistance data relate to the load bearing capacity of our rings for various applications. Test Data from A.G.Wassenaar, Inc., Geotechnical Consultants, Denver, Colorado, 30 April 1991. This test used Forney Compression Testing Machine, 400,000 lb capacity, at rates of 200 lb/sec (unfilled rings) and 2000 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Geotechnical Tomography: The Effects of Diffraction

    Tomographic imaging is the inversion of a field parameter using boundary observations. Current techniques make different simplifying hypotheses. In geotechnical tomography the straight ray assumption is most common. Problems arise when the wavelength is of the same order of magnitude as the size of the inclusion. In this case, the physics of diffraction creates significant effects behind the ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Hollow Cylinder Torsional Simple Shear Apparatus Capable of a Wide Range of Shear Strain Measurement

    The lack of high-quality data at small strains under monotonic loads has led to the assumption of linear elasticity in small strain analysis and the use of low values of stiffness for analysis of geotechnical structures under working loads. In addition, since most simple shear apparatuses cannot measure lateral stresses, various assumptions have to be made in order to define the failure strength ...


    By ASTM International

  • A New Method to Measure the Effective Porosity of Clays

    The effective porosity is a required parameter for the mass flow rate calculations in groundwater hydrogeology. It is also a useful parameter in geotechnical engineering. In this paper, a methodology based on the tracer analysis technique is proposed to measure the effective porosity of clays. A test apparatus was developed and operational conditions were optimized to measure the effective ...


    By ASTM International

  • Settlement of Compacted Clay in a Cyclic Direct Simple Shear Device

    The results of 36 cyclic strain-controlled direct simple shear tests on a low-plasticity compacted clay are presented and analyzed. The tests were conducted in a Marshall Silver-type device, which utilizes the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) type of short cylinder specimen confined in a wire-reinforced rubber membrane. Three degrees of compaction achieved by the modified compaction test ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 Properties of Expanded Shale Lightweight Aggregate

    In recent years lightweight aggregates are being used increasingly in geotechnical applications. This paper presents results of large-size one-dimensional compression and direct shear tests performed on lightweight aggregate. The compressibility and shear strength characteristics of the lightweight aggregate are compared with those of normal-weight aggregate using the same experimental setup. ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Use of a Centrifuge in Geotechnical Engineering Education

    Geotechnical centrifuges have been seen to date principally as research machines. A role is now suggested in which centrifuges of modest size and cost can contribute usefully to the education and training of geotechnical engineers in college laboratories. One such machine, which has been used in teaching for 15 years, is described, and examples of the results of a series of simple demonstrations ...


    By ASTM International

  • Strain-Rate Influence on the Interpretation of Plate Bearing Tests

    The effect of the rate of load application (or settlement application) during a plate bearing test, on the load-settlement relationships is examined. A series of plate bearing tests on clay demonstrated that when the loading rate increases the bearing capacity and the stiffness also increase. To quantify this increase, an exponential foundation model was proposed, which considers the clay as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • Testing of Geotechnical Fabric for Use as Reinforcement

    Twenty-seven commercially available petrochemical-based geotechnical fabrics, both woven and nonwoven, and one fiberglass fabric were evaluated for suitability as reinforcement in an embankment test section to be constructed on soft foundation at Pinto Pass in Mobile Harbor, Ala. by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District. All fabrics were subjected to initial testing in uniaxial tension ...


    By ASTM International

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