EXPANSION OF CAVITIES IN INFINITE SOIL MASS (CLOSURE)

THE AUTHOR COMMENTS ON OBSERVATIONS MADE IN A DISCUSSION OF THIS PAPER. COMMENTS ARE MADE ON THE DIFFERENCE IN ELASTIC MODULI DEDUCED FROM PRESSUREMETER TESTS AS COMPARED TO THOSE OBTAINED BY PLATE BEARING TESTS. DISAGREEMENT IS EXPRESS WITH THE SUGGESTION THAT THE STIFFNESS MODULUS USED IN THE CAVITY EXPANSION CALCULATIONS OF THE KIND SHOWN IN THE PAPER MUST BE RECOGNIZED AS THE SLOPE OF THE STRESS-STRAIN CURVE AT A POINT QUITE NEAR FAILURE. STUDIES OF CORRELATIONS BETWEEN DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS OF SOILS DEDUCED FROM DIFFERENT KINDS OF FIELD TESTS, EG. PRESSUREMETER, PENETROMETER AND PLATE BEARING, ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY.

  • Authors:
    • Vesic, A S
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00236671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM