In Situ Soils Measuring Devices

by Roney A. Heinz, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Editor; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 10, Pg. 62-65

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Soils engineering is as much art as science — mostly because techniques for measuring soil parameters leave much in the realm of estimation. Developing instrumentation practices and equipment are improving the odds, however. The trend is toward in situ measurements, so here is a roundup of equipment and procedures that help soils engineering.Although new instruments are coming on the market, most are simply improvements on old techniques. There are areas where new equipment and techniques would be most welcome.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | In situ tests | Instrumentation | Soil analysis | Soil pressure |

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