EMBANKMENT TESTING WITH THE MENARD PRESSUREMENT - A SUB- PROJECT OF MOVEMENT WITHIN LARGE FILLS

THE TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM THE INVESTIGATION OF THREE HIGH EMBANKMENTS WITH THE MENARD PRESSUREMETER IS REPORTED. THE PRESSUREMENTER IS A RUBBER-WALLED HYDRAULIC CELL DEVICE FOR THE IN-PLACE TESTING OF SOILS. A METHOD OF ESTIMATING SHEARING STRENGTH BASED ON TEST DATA IS PROPOSED. ESTIMATES OF EMBANKMENT STRENGTHS IN TERMS OF PARAMETERS ANALOGOUS TO ANGLE OF INTERNAL FRICTION AND COHESION; AND VALUES OF A STRESS-STRAIN MODULUS ARE GIVEN FOR THE EMBANKMENTS TESTED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE PARTICULAR DEVICE IS SOMEWHAT LIMITED IN PRACTICALITY, IN ITS PRESENT FORM, FOR EMBANKMENT INVESTIGATIONS. HOWEVER, IT DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF IN-PLACE TESTING, AND PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No M & R 63 2509-2, 23 PP, 27 FIG, 11 REF, PHOTS, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Materials and Research Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819
  • Authors:
    • Smith, T W
    • Smith, R E
    • Sathre, D W
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00232784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1970 12:00AM