PERFORMANCE OF THE FOUNDATION UNDER A HIGH EMBANKMENT

This paper presents the measured performance of an embankment constructed on a deep deposit of soft clay (Boston blue clay). The most important aspect of this measured performance is the large differences in settlement among three closely spaced settlement platforms. Possible reasons for this difference are discussed. Predicted embankment performance is compared to the measured performance. This test embankment (northeast test embankment), constructed along the proposed route of a connector to I-95, is close to an instrumented field test section (M.I.T. test section) constructed on the actual highway embankment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston Society of Civil Engineers

    230 Boyston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116
  • Authors:
    • Lambe, T W
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Accession Number: 00044323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM