The author selects topics which he feels may well have further significant impact on geotechnical engineering practice in the next few years. He feels that future development must be based on field observations backed up by laboratory analysis. Advances in the techniques used for field observations are discussed and examples given of work on foundation design and construction. In situ tests described include plate bearing tests and pressuremeter tests, including the camkometer, a self boring pressuremeter, allowing tests to be performed in virtually undisturbed soils. Reasons for errors in laboratory tests are examined, together with empirical corrections. The method of use of an automatic programmable triaxial test is outlined. Future applications of the system are discussed. The basic concept of the use of hydrostatically supported sand structures, known as 'sandisles', is also examined. /TRRL/

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    • Celebration Issue.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SIMONS, N E
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 34-37
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  • Accession Number: 00194444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM