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Geotechnical Investigation Methods Roy E. Hunt 2

Geotechnical Investigation Methods Roy E. Hunt

Book Description

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e investigation phase is the most important segment of any geotechnical study. Using the correct methods and properly interpreting the results are critical to a successful investigation. Comprising chapters from the second edition of the revered Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Geotechnical Investigation Methods offers clear, concise, and hands-on guidance for choosing and executing a variety of field investigations.

This practical guide provides an affordable alternative to larger handbooks and condenses the essential elements of a geotechnical investigation into an easily digestible and readily accessible format. Renowned expert Roy E. Hunt discusses a preliminary study to predict geologic conditions, applying information from geologic and topographic maps as well as remotely sensed imagery, proper test boring procedures, the various geophysical methods and when each is appropriate, and a variety of methods for determining materials’ engineering properties in the lab and in situ.

Content :

  • Surface Mapping. 
  • Subsurface Exploration. Recovery of Samples and Cores. 
  • Basic and Index Properties. 
  • Hydraulic Properties (Permeability). 
  • Rupture Strength. Deformation without Rupture. 
  • Typical Values of Basic, Index, and Engineering Properties. 
  • Surface Movements. 
  • Subsurface Deformations. 
  • In Situ Pressures and Stresses. 
  • Instrumentation Arrays for Typical Problems.

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