American Society of Civil Engineers

Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization

(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 97)

by Paul W. Mayne, (editor) and Roman Hryciw, (editor)
Geo-Institute (G-I)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0505-5 / 0-7844-0505-0 (print), 2000, viii, 247 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and indexes.     (Barcode: RMI MK31518)

Conference information: Geo-Denver 2000; August 5-8, 2000, Denver, Colorado, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: 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: in situ testing for liquefaction evaluation; novel and innovative devices; data processing and interpretation; ground improvement evaluation by in situ tests; and field tests for rock formations.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Cone penetration tests
In situ tests
Site evaluation

Library of Congress Call Number:  TA703.5.G417 2000a
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Engineering geology--Congresses.
Building sites--Evaluation--Congresses.