AN APPLICATION OF PHOTOELASTIC TRANSDUCERS TO LOAD MEASUREMENT IN BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

The paper describes the design and development of a measurement technique, based on the use of photoelastic transducers, to measure the pile and raft loads under a tall building, standing on London clay, through a composite foundation. Photoelastic transducers were chosen for this project because of their inherent simplicity and stability and although the measurements involved direct viewing of the stress meters. The reading technique has proved easy to carry out although access to some of the viewing tubes is restricted due to basement walls standing on the raft. The earth pressure cells are functioning satisfactorily despite their being completely flooded during the construction work on the raft. As construction is only in the early stages, on results are available. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hauker, I
    • Dhir, R K
    • Rose, H
  • Publication Date: 1964-12

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  • Accession Number: 00263607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM