Registration End: 11/5/2020
This course provides an overview on the types of in-situ geotechnical tests and geophysical methods. Special emphasis is placed on the utilization of the expedient seismic cone penetration testing (SCPTu) for efficient collection of site-specific data for geotechnical investigations. Perform up to five independent readings on soil response and review interpretative methods for obtaining a suite of soil parameters and properties often required in geotechnical analyses, especially numerical modeling simulations. Gain hands-on experience and evaluate numerous case studies, which are interwoven throughout the course to show the general applicability of the approaches in soil behavior, as well as direct applications to full-scale foundation response.
- Learn various methods to determine soil stratigraphy.
- Evaluate geotechnical design parameters for analytical and/or numerical simulation of foundation response.
- Use up-to-date methods for assessing ground conditions and soil parameters for shallow and deep foundation systems from in-situ test data.
Who should attend
This course is designed for geotechnical engineers, site planners, foundation designers, tract developers, and construction engineers involved with building sites, foundation installation, land construction, numerical analyses, and real estate development.
What you will learn
- In-situ testing introduction
- Geophysical methods
- Effective friction angle from in-situ tests
- Critical state soil mechanics for dummies
- Profiling consolidation ratio in clays by the piezocone test (CPTu) and the flat dilatometer test (DMT)
- First-order pre-consolidation stress evaluation from in-situ tests
- Undrained shear strength
- Evaluation of Ko in soils
- Permeability and coefficiency of consolidation from piezo-dissipation tests
- Piedmont residual soils
- Equivalent elastic soil modulus
- Stiffness and stress-strain-strength response of soils
- Application to shallow and deep foundations
- New developments
- Hard copy notes of PowerPoint slides
- PDF versions of:
- Manual on Subsurface Investigations (2002)
- Circular on Interpretation of Soil & Rock Properties (2002)
- Synthesis on Cone Penetration Testing (2007)
- Additional documents prepared by Georgia Tech