PIEZOMETERS MONITOR WATERFRONT FILL

ACCURATE DETERMINATION OF PORE PRESSURE IN THE UNDERLYING SILT WAS NECESSARY TO VERIFY CONTINUED STABILITY AS YARD FILL WAS PLACED. A NEW TYPE OF PIEZOMETER PROVIDED RELIABLE PORE PRESSURE READINGS WITH NEGLIGIBLE TIME LAG. THE PIEZOMETER USES AIR UNDER PRESSURE TO CLOSE A HYDRAULIC BALANCE SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED FROM A PORTABLE CONTROL CASE. THE SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIEZOMETER AND CONTROL BOX PROVIDED THE DURABILITY TO WITHSTAND EXTREME FIELD CONDITIONS. TESTS AND FIELD INSTALLATIONS HAVE PROVED ITS RELIABILITY AND VALUE. /ASCE/

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    • Vol 37, No 6, PP 41-43, 6 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, W H
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  • Accession Number: 00229093
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM