THE IMPROVEMENT OF SITE INVESTIGATIONS: A REVIEW SUGGESTING TROPICS FOR INVESTIGATION

VARIOUS PHASES AND APPLICATIONS OF SITE INVESTIGATION FOR ROADS ARE REVIEWED, AND CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO TOPICS WHICH COULD PROFITABLY RECEIVE FURTHER STUDY. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A CLEAR VIEW OF THE AIMS OF THE SURVEY AND OF THE TYPES OF INFORMATION REQUIRED, ADEQUATE SPECIFICATION AND SUPERVISION, AND THE PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT IN A FORM SUITED TO THE VARIOUS CLASSES OF USER. ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO METHODS SUCH AS CAREFUL SURFACE INSPECTION, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, AND GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS, WHICH CAN SUPPLEMENT THE DATA FROM CONVENTIONAL BOREHOLE INVESTIGATIONS. CONSIDERATION IS ALSO GIVEN TO GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS HAVING THE PURPOSE OF SYSTEMATIZING SOIL AND GROUND CONDITIONS INFORMATION SO THAT IT CAN BE READILY LOCATED AND APPLIED TO SPECIFIC SITE INVESTIGATIONS. TOPICS UNDER THIS HEADING INCLUDE THE LOCATION AND ANALYSIS OF PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED SOILS AND GROUND CONDITIONS DATA, THE DESCRIPTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SOILS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF THEIR PROPERTIES, AND THE REVIEW AND CLASSIFICATION OF GROUND CONDITIONS. THE USE OF THE CONCEPTS OF TERRAIN ANALYSIS AS A BASIS FOR THE CLASSIFICATION, INDEXING, AND USE OF SOIL AND GROUND CONDITIONS INFORMATION IS DISCUSSED. /RRL/A/

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    • 20 Pp, 3 TaB
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    MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, LONDON (UK)

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  • Authors:
    • Dumbleton, M J
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  • Accession Number: 00229243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:12AM