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<p>Recent years have witnessed a growing investigation of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) for monitoring the deformation of tunnels. TLS provides the ability to obtain a more accurate and complete description of the tunnel surfaces, allowing the determination ...
Reference: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2/W7, 2017, ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017, 18–22 September 2017, Wuhan, China
<p>The piezoball, or ball penetrometer with pore pressure measurement, was developed for assessing the geotechnical properties of soft soils, particularly soft seabed sediments where the traditional cone penetrometer can have limitations. The measurement of ...
Reference: Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation 5 – Lehane, Acosta-Martínez & Kelly (Eds) © 2016 Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 978-0-9946261-2-7
<p>Black cotton soil is considered to be problematic soil as it show major volume changes due to change in its moisture content. This volume change cause wide spread damages to building and roads necessitating stabilization of such soil prior to the construction. ...
Reference: AIJREAS VOLUME 1, ISSUE 10 (2016, OCT) (ISSN-2455-6300) ONLINE ANVESHANA’S INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
<p>Coal based thermal power plant has created over 50,000 acres of ash ponds in India, with approximately 2500 acres of additional ponds created for a 500-MW power plant and is filled with ash up to 10 m in height within a period of 5 years. Presently, 160 ...
Reference: A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Technology In Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering)
<p>Commercial cone penetration testing (CPT) equipment was adapted to allow penetrative testing in hard polar firn to depths of 10 m. The apparatus is hydraulically driven, rate-controllable and able to penetrate firn with a resistance of 10 MPa. It can be ...
Reference: Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 60, No. 219, 2014 doi: 10.3189/2014JoG12J214
Xu B. , Lu Q. et al.  
<p>The Yanghuya tailings dam, which is located in the city of Zibo, China, exposes the residential area below the dam to a high level of flood debris risk, and, as such, the stability of the tailings dam was evaluated. The seismic stability of the tailings ...
Reference: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XX, No. 4, November 2014, pp. 371–391
<p>Unknown bridge foundations present a unique challenge to Departments of Transportation (DOT) across the country since foundation characteristics are a necessary input to assess scour vulnerability and to develop appropriate scour countermeasures. A number ...
Reference: FHWA-PA-2013-003-TEM 002, Final Report 12/14/2012 – 8/13/2013
<p>In the last two decades, Brillouin distributed fiber-optic sensing has became a widely accepted, mature technology. On the other hand, geotechnical monitoring applications of this technology are still rare, as the fragile fiberoptic and the harsh soil environment ...
Reference: A dissertation submitted to ETH ZURICH for the degree of Doctor of Sciences presented by MICHAEL ITEN Dipl. Bau-Ing. ETH born January 26, 1978 citizen of Unterägeri ZG
 
<p>Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT'10), that was held in Hundtington Beach, California from May 9-11, 2010.</p>
Reference: CPT '10 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, Conference Proceedings V. 2 Technical Papers: Equipment & Procudures and Interpretation
<p>Several tailings earthen dams have failed during past earthquakes. Due to the failure of tailings dam, the stored tailings waste releases into the surrounding locality causing a disaster for mankind. To reduce such phenomenon, both static and seismic analyses ...
Reference: Indian Geotechnical Conference – 2010, GEOtrendz December 16–18, 2010 IGS Mumbai Chapter & IIT Bombay