FOUNDATIONS ON CHALK

FOUNDATIONS OF ENGINEERING AND BUILDING STRUCTURES ARE GENERALLY PLACED IN THIS ZONE WHERE CHALK IS FREQUENTLY HEAVILY FRACTURED WITH SOFTENING ALONG FISSURES. THIS UPPER ZONE PROVIDES MOST OF THE PROBLEMS OF BEARING CAPACITY AND SETTLEMENT OF FOUNDATIONS ON CHALK AND THIS PAPER IS DEVOTED PRINCIPALLY TO A STUDY OF ITS ENGINEERING BEHAVIOUR. RECORDED INFORMATION ON FOUNDATIONS OF CHALK IS VERY SCARCE, AND THOSE FEW CASE HISTORIES WHICH EXIST DO NOT GIVE COMPREHENSIVE QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION ON THE PROPERTIES OF THE FOUNDATION MATERIAL. THE SUGGESTIONS FOR FOUNDATION DESIGN MADE IN THIS PAPER ARE THEREFORE BASED ON A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SITE INVESTIGATIONS WHERE REASONABLY COMPLETE DATA HAVE BEEN OBTAINED AND THE RESULTS COMPARED WITH FOUNDATION BEHAVIOUR. /RRL/A/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1994 12:00AM