Geotechnical Engineering Design by Ming Xiao

By Ming Xiao

An available, transparent, concise, and modern direction in geotechnical engineering layout.

  • covers the most important in geotechnical engineering
  • packed with self-test difficulties and tasks with an online precise recommendations manual
  • presents the cutting-edge box practice
  • covers either Eurocode 7 and ASTM criteria (for the US)

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Mud rotary drilling can be performed with or without a casing. When mud rotary drilling is used in cohesionless or erodible soil, an outer casing is generally used. A hollow-stem flight auger can be used as an outer casing along with mud rotary drilling. When the specified sampling depth is reached, circulation of drilling mud is first stopped, and the borehole is cleared of soil cuttings. Then the drill rod with a rotary bit is withdrawn, and a sampler is quickly attached to the drill rod and lowered in the hole to take a sample below the bottom of the borehole.

After the sampling is completed, the drill bit and flights of auger are lowered back down the hole and the drilling is resumed. Frequent withdrawal of the auger is required in order to take soil samples. Applicability: This drilling method is ordinarily used for shallow explorations above the groundwater table in partly saturated sand and silt and in soft to stiff cohesive soils. The borehole can collapse in soft cohesionless soils and in soils below the groundwater table. Therefore, this method cannot be used in collapsible soils, and a casing is required when drilling below the groundwater table.

If required, a casing can be used to prevent caving. Applicability: Wash boring can be used in sands, sand and gravel without boulders, and soft to hard cohesive soils. Owing to the chopping, twisting, and jetting actions of the drill bit, a large volume of soil below the borehole is disturbed. This method is no longer commonly used. Rock coring Coring rocks or hard soils is similar to the mud rotary method, where slurry is used to facilitate the drilling. However, in rock coring, sampling and drilling occur simultaneously.

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