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Geomechanics7 - Site Investigation

Site Investigation process - desktop thru testing thru reporting
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Adrian McCallum

on 21 September 2016

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Transcript of Geomechanics7 - Site Investigation

Field
TEsting?
Site Investigation
What is a site investigation?
What's a desktop study?
Next week...
Soil compaction...
What's drilling & sampling?
Types of drilling?
Why conduct a site investigation?
Reporting
Other in situ tests?
What's involved in any site investigation?
Typical Steps
Desktop Study
Site reconnaissance
Drilling
Sampling
Geophysical surveys
Lab testing
Field Testing
What did we cover last week?
How does it relate to this week?
Auger drilling
Wash boring
Percussion drilling
Rotary drilling
Auger Drilling
Issues?
Wash boring
Percussion drilling
Pros/cons?
Good/bad?
Rotary drilling
good/bad?
Sampling?
Samping issues?
What's a reconstituted sample?
Geophysical
Surveys?
Lab
Testing?
From Sivakugan & Das (2010)
Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
Cone Penetration Test (CPT)
Vane Shear (shear vane) Test
Pressuremeter
Dilatometer
Plate Load Test
Where are we at?
If you spend more on SI, your chances of cost increases are reduced.
Us...
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