The first chapter sets out the philosophy of the book. Chapter 2 explains the basic principles of measurement and gives details of a range of load cells from the routine to the highly specialised. Chapter 3 discusses in detail the theory of the piezometer and lists the various types available for fully and partly saturated soils. Particular attention is given to sources of error, falsification of reading, longevity of the sensor and special applications such as pile driving, in-situ testing, field installation and use. The measurement of total and effective pressures in soils and rocks and at the boundaries between a structure and the ground is considered in chapter 4. Chapter 5 reviews the extensive range of instruments available for ground movement measurement from routine plane surveying to the sophisticated and highly accurate special devices with special consideration given to their reliability, accuracy and longevity, and use in a range of foundation environments. Chapter 6 reviews the special instruments used for specialized problems such as vibration measurement, temperature determination or continuous measurement of the deflection of structures. Chapter 7 is an overview of the uses of field instruments for observing the behaviour of some twenty different types of foundation problems. The final chapter concentrates on the planning and interpretation of instrumentation programmes, and on the use of field measurement in the development and calibration of numerical models; some examples are given. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Trans Tech Publications

    P.O. Box 266
    Clausthal-zellerfieL,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • HANNA, T H
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 854 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 10
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:41PM