Book Name: Geotechnical Investigation Methods by Hunt
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Geotechnical Investigation Methods by Hunt


Geotechnical Investigation Methods A Subject Information for Geotechnical Engineers by Roy E. Hunt, P.E., P.G. | PDF Free Download.

Geotechnical Investigation Methods Contents

Chapter 1. Exploration

  • Introduction
  • Floor Mapping
  • Subsurface Exploration
  • Restoration of Samples and Cores

Chapter 2. Measurement of Properties

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental and Index Properties
  • Hydraulic Properties
  • Rupture Power
  • Deformation with out Rupture
  • Typical Values of Fundamental, Index, and Engineering Properties

Chapter 3. Subject Instrumentation

  • Introduction
  • Floor Actions
  • Subsurface Deformations
  • In Situ Pressures and Stresses
  • Instrumentation Arrays for Typical Issues

Introduction to Geotechnical Investigation Methods PDF

Goal and Scope 

This e book describes and gives the premise for the collection of the quite a few strategies and procedures for:

  1. Exploring the geologic setting and mapping surficial situations, together with rock, soil, water, and geologic hazards; getting ready subsurface sections; and acquiring samples of the supplies for identification, classification, and laboratory testing.
  2. Measurement of fabric properties (primary, index, hydraulic, and mechanical) within the discipline and laboratory.
  3. Subject instrumentation to measure and monitor actions, deformations, and stresses occurring naturally or as a consequence of building.

Though in apply, analytical procedures and design standards are sometimes offered as a part of an investigation, they aren’t included inside the scope of this e book.


The investigation section of any geotechnical research undertaken for improvement, building, or another engineering works is by far crucial section.

Not solely should situations on the venture web site be completely recognized, however for a lot of tasks, the regional geologic traits should even be decided.

For all phases of investigation, there are numerous strategies and units to select from, starting from easy to advanced, and normally a number of are relevant for a given topic of research.

Geotechnical engineering analyses and evaluations are legitimate solely when primarily based on properties actually representing all the pure supplies which will affect the works. Properties of some supplies are greatest measured within the laboratory, whereas others should be field-tested.

In some instances, properties can’t be adequately outlined by direct testing and the outcome can be designed which are conservative and too expensive, unconservative and dangerous, or unconservative however primarily based on contingency plans.

To watch floor situations throughout building, discipline instrumentation is a crucial ingredient of many research, the place subsurface situations can’t be adequately outlined by exploration and testing.

Instrumentation is used additionally to acquire design information and to watch altering pure situations equivalent to slope failures and fault actions.

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