EARTH PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS ON A BRACED SLURRY-TRENCH WALL IN SOFT CLAY

EARTH PRESSURE CELLS WERE PLACED ON THE OUTSIDE OF A FOUNDATION WALL, 20 M HIGH AND 1 M THICK, THAT WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE SLURRY-TRENCH METHOD IN SOFT CLAY. THE MAGNITUDE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL EARTH PRESSURE ON THE WALL WERE MEASURED BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EXCAVATION OF THE SOIL ON ONE SIDE OF THE WALL. DURING EXCAVATION THE WALL WAS SUPPORTED AT THREE LEVELS AND AT THE BOTTOM WHERE IT WAS KEYED INTO THE BEDROCK. THIS ARTICLE SUMMARIZES THE EARTH PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS AS WELL AS RELATED OBSERVATIONS OF GROUND SETTLEMENT, DEFLECTION OF THE WALL, PORE PRESSURE CHANGES AND STRESSES IN THE REINFORCING STEEL IN THE INSTRUMENTED PANEL. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • DiBiagio, E
    • Roti, J A
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00236408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1973 12:00AM