A COMPARISON OF IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS IN A SOFT CLAY WITH LABORATORY TESTS AND THE SETTLEMENT OF OIL TANKS

THE RESULTS OF IN-SITU STATIC PENETRATION TESTS (DEEP SOUNDINGS) ARE COMPARED WITH IN-SITU VANE TESTS TO OBTAIN A VALUE FOR THE "CONE FACTOR". THIS IS RELATED TO THE BEARING CAPACITY FACTOR NC, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SIDE SHEAR ON THE "CONE" AND THE EFFECTS OF RATE OF LOADING. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONE RESISTANCE AND MODULUS OF COMPRESSIBILITY IS ALSO CONSIDERED. OBSERVED SETTLEMENTS OF THE TANKS ARE COMPARED WITH CALCULATED VALUES. IT IS SEEN THAT IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENTS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER THAN CALCULATED AND THAT RATE OF SETTLEMENT IS CONSIDERABLY FASTER THAN WOULD HAVE BEEN INDICATED BY OEDOMETER TESTS, AND THE REASONS FOR THESE DIFFERENCES ARE DISCUSSED. THE VALUE OF THE COEFFICIENT OF SECONDARY CONSOLIDATION AS SHOWN BY THE SETTLEMENT RECORDS IS NOTED. /RRL/(A)/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 173-179, 7 FIG, 10 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    British Geotechnical Society

    /Conf Proc On Insitu Invest In Soils &
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Meigh, A C
    • Corbett, B O
  • Publication Date: 1970

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00234970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1971 12:00AM