EARTH-PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS IN OPEN CUTS, CHICAGO (ILL.) SUBWAY

SYSTEMATIC FIELD OBSERVATIONS ON OPEN-CUT PORTIONS OF THE CHICAGO SUBWAY PROVIDED A CONSTANT CHECK ON THE LOADS CARRIED BY THE BRACING AS WELL AS THE SOIL MOVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXCAVATIONS. RESULTS OF THE MEASUREMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THIS PAPER, TOGETHER WITH A COMPARISON OF THE MEASURED EARTH PRESSURES WITH GENERALLY ACCEPTED THEORIES. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE MAGNITUDE OF THE TOTAL LATERAL PRESSURE WAS IN SATISFACTORY AGREEMENT WITH EITHER THE PLANE OR GENERAL WEDGE THEORIES FOR PURELY COHESIVE SOILS, HAVING NO EFFECTIVE INTERNAL FRICTION, BUT THAT THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRESSURE WAS NON-HYDROSTATIC. MEASURED MOVEMENTS OF THE SHEETING WERE FOUND TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE THEORETICALLY NECESSARY FOR NON-HYDROSTATIC DISTRIBUTION. SIMPLE RULES ARE GIVEN WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO BE APPLICABLE TO THE DESIGN OF BRACING FOR SIMILAR CUTS IN PLASTIC CLAY DEPOSITS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 108, pp 1008-1036, 36 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Peck, R B
  • Publication Date: 1943

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  • Accession Number: 00234424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1994 12:00AM