“An Introduction to Drilling and Sampling in Geotechnical Practice”

  • by Jason T. DeJong and Ross W. Boulanger, 2nd Edition (2000).
  • This 35-minute video presents an overview of typical drilling and sampling methods in Geotechnical Engineering practice. Topics include types of drill rigs, rotary wash drilling, solid and hollow stem auguring, SPT testing, thin-walled tube sampling, Pitcher barrel sampling, rock coring, and sample disturbance.
  • This amateur video was produced as an undergraduate independent study project at UC Davis. Support was provided by the National Science Foundation through Career Award CMS-95-02530 and by the Teaching Resources Center & Instructional Media Services of the University of California, Davis. Taber Consultants performed the drilling shown in the video. The above support and assistance is greatly appreciated.
  • The video is available on YouTube at:


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