All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Lithosphere  Geophysics & Geochemistry

Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice

By: T Lunne
312 pages, diagrams
Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice ISBN: 9780419237501 Hardback Dec 1997 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £231.00
    #158738
Selected version: £231.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

The static cone penetrometer (CPT) and the piezocone (CPTU) represents the most versatile tools currently available for in-situ soil exploration. Over the last 30 years there has been significant growth and development in the use of CPT and this is reflected in the impressive growth of the theoretical and experimental knowledge on the cone penetrometer and piezocone as well as in the several applications of the test to highly specialised measurements, e.g. seismic, environmental and electrical resistivity measurements. The purpose of this book is to provide guidance on the specification, performance, use and interpretation of the Electric Cone Penetration Test (CPU), and in particular the Cone Penetration Test with pore pressure measurement (CPTU) commonly referred to as the "piezocone test". Recommendation guidelines interpret a full range of geotechnical parameters from cone penetration data and relevant examples and case histories are given throughout the text.

Contents

Symbols. Units. Glossary. Introduction. Purpose and scope. General description of CPT and CPTU. Role of the CPT in site investigation. Historical background. Equipment and procedures. Cone penetrometer and piezocone. Pushing equipment. Test procedures. Data acquistion. Calibration of sensors. Maintenance. Choice of capacity of load cells. Precision and accuracy. Summary of performance checks and maintenance requirements. Checks, corrections and presentation of data. Factors affecting measurements and corrections. Presentation of results. Checks on data quality. results. Check list for piezocone testing and evaluation. Tests specifications. ISSMFE International test procedure for the Cone Penetration Test (CPT). Swedish Geotechnical Society: recommended standard for cone penetration tests (1993). Norwegian geotechnical society: guidelines for cone penetration tests (1994). ASTM: standard test method for performing electronic friction cone and piezocone penetration testing of soils (1995). Dutch standard: determination of the cone resistance and sleeve friction of soil, NEN5140 (1996). Other specifications, documents and recommendations. Interpretation of CPT/piezocone data. General factors influencing results. Soil stratigraphy. Soil classification. Interpretation in fine grained soils. Interpretation in coarse grained soils. Available experience and interpretation in other material. Examples of unusual behaviour. Use of non-standard test procedures. Statistical treatment of data. Software applications. Direct applications of CPTpiezocone results. Correlations to SPT. Deep foundations. Shallow foundations. Ground improvement - quality control. Liquification Additional sensors that can be incorporated. Lateral stress measurements . Pressuremeter module. Seismic measurement. Electrical conductivity. Heat conductivity. Nuclear back scatter. Acoustic noise. Water sampling. Environmetal applications of penetration testing. Introduction. Objectives of geo-environmetal site characterisation. CPT technology for site characterisation. Geo-environmental penetrometer logging devices. Geo-environmetal penetrometer sampling devices. Sealing and decontamination procedures. Future trends. Summary. Examples. Example profiles. Worked examples. Future trends. References. Appendixes. ISSMFE description of reference test. Swedish standard for cone testing. Calibration chamber testing. Index.

Customer Reviews

By: T Lunne
312 pages, diagrams
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife