The first publication of its kind to feature state-of-the-art research on economical and timely ways to evaluate a wide range of soil and rock characteristics.
20 comprehensive peer-reviewed papers are divided into the following key areas:
Nondestructive Testing Methods In The Laboratory -- Evaluation techniques including X-ray absorption, medical imaging, active and passive acoustic imaging and the environmental scanning electron microscope are explored in eight papers.
Nondestructive Testing in the Field -- Four papers discuss such methods as time-domain reflectometry, surface wave measurement and modeling in drilled rock shafts, and construction induced vibrations.
Automated Testing -- In addition to a survey of geotechnical laboratory automation practices and actual experience with automated geotechnical testing, such areas as direct shear testing, modeling pre-failure stress-strain properties, and the use of an automated triaxial apparatus are examined in eight papers.
Automated Soil Particle Specific Gravity Analysis Using Bulk Flow and Helium Pycnometry
Lehman M., Van Dam T., Vitton S.
Active and Passive Acoustic Imaging Inside a Large-Scale Polyaxial Hydraulic Fracture Test
Dudley J., Glaser S., Shlyapobersky J.
Automated Soil Particle-Size Analysis Using X-Ray Absorption
Lehman M., Ott N., Vitton S.
Nondestructive Laboratory Measurement of Geotechnical and Geoacoustic Properties Through Intact Core-Liner
Edwards B., Kayen R., Lee H.
Nondestructive Analysis of Fine-Grained Soils Utilizing Medical Imaging
LaPlante C., Moo-Young H.
Time-domain Reflectometry (TDR) in Geotechnics: A Review
Benson C., Bosscher P.
Borehole SASW Testing to Evaluate Log(Gmax) - Log(σ') Relationships in Situ
Kalinski M., Roesset J., Stokoe K., Young Y.
Measurements and Modeling of Surface Waves in Drilled Shafts in Rock
Cheng D., Kalinski M., Roesset J., Stokoe K.
Measurement of Construction Induced Vibrations
Borden R., Shao L.
State of the Art: Automated Laboratory Stress-Strain-Strength Testing of Soils
DeGroot D., Mitchell T., Sheahan T.
Automated Triaxial Apparatus for Elevated Pressures
Coop M., Cuccovillo T.
Modeling Pre-Failure Stress-Strain Properties of Sedimentary Softrock Based on Very Small Strain Stiffness
Hayano K., Tatsuoka F., Yoshiizumi N.
Experiences with Automated Geotechnical Testing
Hankour R., Marr W., Torosian G.
Paper ID: STP1350-EB