This article which is based on nearly 20 years of experience at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, attempts to answer the questions as to why, when, what, where and how instrumentation can be used. Instrument applications are categorized in 4 groups (evaluation of soil parameters; construction control; performance measurements; and large scale tests) and their use in the measurement of various parameters (deformation and movement; pore pressure; loads and strains in structural elements; in situ stresses and earth pressure) is discussed with special reference to the problems that may be encountered. Keypoints that need to be considered in the organization of an instrumentation project are listed, and factors that could lead to its success or failure are discussed. Comments are made on the future role of instrumentation.

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    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

    P.O. Box 40 Tasen
    Oslo 8,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • DiBiagio, E
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00157268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM