MERCURY-FILLED SETTLEMENT GAUGE

A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF A REMOTE-SENSING, MULTIPLE-POINT, MERCURY-FILLED SETTLEMENT GAUGE DESIGNED FOR MEASURING IN-PLACE SETTLEMENTS. THE GAUGE CONSISTS OF SETTLEMENT UNITS POSITIONED AT LOCATIONS WHERE SETTLEMENT MEASUREMENTS ARE DESIRED AND A MONITORING UNIT LOCATED OUTSIDE OF CONSTRUCTION LIMITS. SETTLEMENT READINGS ARE OBSERVED ON A MERCURY MANOMETER LOCATED AT THE MONITORING SITE AND ARE EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCES IN INITIAL AND SUBSEQUENT PRESSURE-HEAD READINGS. COMPARISONS OF MEASUREMENTS OBTAINED AT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITE FROM MERCURY GAUGE SETTLEMENT UNITS AND CONVENTIONAL SETTLEMENT PLATFORMS ARE PRESENTED AND SHOW VERY GOOD AGREEMENT. WITH THE MERCURY GAUGE, A LARGE AMOUNT OF SETTLEMENT INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED PER INSTALLATION, AND THE GAUGE DOE NOT HAVE MANY OF THE DISADVANTAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SETTLEMENT PLATFORM.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 39-46
  • Monograph Title: Soil slopes and embankments
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00236757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021901
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM