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<p>A site in Ch&acirc;teauguay, south of Montr&eacute;al, Qu&eacute;bec, Canada, was investigated as part of the design of a significant infrastructure project. A loose marine silt layer present at the site was found to be susceptible to liquefaction using ...
Reference: Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul Aug. 25-29, 2014
 
This Manual of Instructions (MOI) presents minimum requirements for conducting geotechnical engineering studies for VDOT projects throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This document is the work product of the Materials Division and is prepared in conjunction ...
Reference: Virginia Department of Transportation, Materials devision, May 2012
 
The purpose of this manual is to provide Geotechnical Engineers guidance to expected procedures when performing geotechnical investigations, analysis, and reporting for the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). This manual is intended to provide general guidelines ...
Filed under: Soil Mechanics -  Earthworks
Reference: NDOR, GEOTECHNICAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL, 2012
<p>This book is the text for the introductory course of Soil Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Delft University of Technology, as I have given from 1980 until my retirement in 2002. It contains an introduction into the major principles ...
Reference: A. Verruijt, Soil Mechanics
This paper provides the background to the 50th Rankine Lecture. It considers the growth in emphasis of the prediction of ground displacements during design in the past two decades of the 20th century, as a result of the lessons learnt from field observations. ...
Reference: Geootechnique 61, No. 1, 5–37, 2011
For a practical approach in routine site characterizations, the minimal standard of work should be seismic piezocone tests (SCPTu) or seismic flat dilatometer tests (SDMT), as up to 5 separate measurements of soil behavior are captured during a single sounding. ...
Reference: "Proc. 17th Intl. Conf. Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 4, Egypt, 2009"
Wire mesh has been used for surface ground support in mining since the 1950s. Experimental studies have been conducted throughout the world. The response of the mesh is dependant on the sample size, the boundary restraint systems and the loading conditions. ...
Reference: 6th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Civil Engineering Construction, an ISRM-Sponsored Regional Symposium
 
The year 2006 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System (hereafter referred to as the System). During the design and construction of the System, geotechnical engineers faced many challenges to construct a highway system that would ...
Filed under: Soil Mechanics -  Earthworks
Reference: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CIRCULAR E-C116
The interpretation of in-situ geotechnical test data needs a unified approach so that soil parameters are evaluated in a consistent and complementary manner with laboratory results. A common thread in assessing in-situ tests is the focus on the geologic stress ...
Reference: Characterisation and engineering properties of natural soils, vol 3, T. S. Tan et al, 2007
In order to characterize the geotechnical properties of Tabriz Marl results of several laboratory tests on specimens produced from subsoil studies were evaluated. It was concluded that the Tabriz Marl might be considered as a high liquid limit silt or clay ...
Reference: The 10th IAEG International Congress, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6-10 September 2006, Paper number 335