Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization: Proceedings of Sessions of Geo-Denver 2000, August 5-8, 2000, Denver, Colorado (Geotechnical Special Publication)

Proceedings of sessions of Geo-Denver 2000, held in Denver, Colorado, August 5-8, 2000. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 17 papers introducing the most recent devices and improved means of assessing ground conditions. In situ testing provides a direct means for evaluating natural and man-made ground conditions for geotechnical site characterization. The variety of available field tests is particularly useful for designing different types of foundation systems, assessing soil liquefaction potential, and verifying soil improvement works. Many in situ tests cam provide continuous and real-time data with multiple independent readings taken within a single sounding. Topics include: ÿin situ testing for liquefaction evaluation; ÿnovel and innovative devices; ÿdata processing and interpretation; ÿground improvement evaluation by in situ tests; and ÿfield tests for rock formations.