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Demanding a thorough knowledge of material behaviour and numerical modelling, site characterisation and in situ test interpretation are no longer just basic empirical recommendations. Giving a critical appraisal of the understanding and assessment of the stress-strain-time and strength characteristics of geomaterials, this book explores new interpretation methods for measuring properties of a variety of soil formations. Emphasis... more...

Standard Penetration Tests Cone Penetration Tests Vane Test Pressuremeter Tests Dilatometer Tests If you use or need to know how to use any or all of these tests, then this is the book for you. Fernando Schnaid takes each test in turn, showing how and when to use them. The tests are illustrated with nearly 200 figures and photographs, as well as real examples from companies including A.P. van den Berg and Fugro Ltd. Ideal for practising... more...