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The Pressuremeter - Jean-Louis Briaud

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9789061911258
Number Of Pages: 336

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This classic title deals presents all one needs to know about pressuremeter test, a soil and rock test used in civil engineering. It consists of placing a cylindrical probe in the ground and expanding the probe to pressurize the soil or the rock horizontally. The pressure on the soil and the relative increase in cavity radius are obtained and give an in situ stress strain curve. The pressuremeter test is repeated at various depths in order to obtain profiles of soil parameters.

The design applications of the preboring pressuremeter test include: shallow foundations under vertical loads, deep foundations under vertical and horizontal loads, ground anchors, cantilever drilled shaft walls and anchored bulkheads, pavements, stone columns, ground improvement and compaction control. The preboring pressuremeter is of little use in slope stability analysis and in conventional active and passive earth pressure problems, although there is potential for future developments in the earth pressure problem area.

Unit Conversions
Various types of equipement
Calibration of the equipment
Preparing the borehole
Running the test
Theoretical background
Data reduction and PMT soil parameters
Other soil parameters and comparisons
Design of shallow foundations
Design of vertically loaded piles
Design of horizontally loaded piles
Design of retaining walls
Design of pressure grouted anchors
Design of pavements
Other applications
Advantages, disadvantages and costs
Examples of pressuremeter curves and pressuremeter equipment
Examples of shallow footing problems
Examples of vertically loaded pile problems
Finite difference solution and example of retaining wall problem
Examples of horizontally loaded pile problems
Preparation of a P-y curve from a pressurementer curve
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ISBN: 9789061911258
ISBN-10: 9061911257
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1992
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1

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