Civil Engineering

A guide to the Civil Engineering resources available through Unitec Library

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Geotechnical engineering is the science that explains mechanics of soil and rock and its applications to the development of humankind. It includes, without being limited to, the analysis, design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, roadways, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and other systems that are made of or are supported by soil or rock. Click here for details.

Selected NZ Standards on Geotechnical Engineering

NZS 4402.4.2.1:1988 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil compaction tests - Determination of the minimum and maximum dry densities and relative density of a cohesionless soil - Test 4.2.1 Minimum dry density

NZS 4402.4.2.2:1988 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil compaction tests - Determination of the minimum and maximum dry densities and relative density of a cohesionless soil - Test 4.2.2 Maximum dry density

NZS 4402.4.2.3:1988 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil compaction tests - Determination of the minimum and maximum dry densities and relative density of a cohesionless soil - Test 4.2.3 Relative density

NZS 4402.6.5.1:1988 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil strength tests - Determination of the penetration resistance of a soil - Test 6.5.1 Standard penetration test (SPT)

NZS 4402.6.5.2:1988 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil strength tests - Determination of the penetration resistance of a soil - Test 6.5.2 Hand method using a dynamic cone penetrometer

NZS 4402.6.5.3:1988 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil strength tests - Determination of the penetration resistance of a soil - Test 6.5.3 Cone penetration resistance using a cone or a fiction cone

 

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