After having emphasized the importance of the settlement measurements from the theoretical point of view as well as from the practical one, the author calls up the disadvantages of the methods currently used on the sites. After a recall of the principles and a complete description of the equipment (level-recording call, pressuring, measurements), the author exposes the main features of the site procedure. More detailed information is given as concerns the reading system (steady pressure for two successive measurement series), and the author insists on the simplicity of the proposed apparatus. The accuracy of the measurements is then carefully studied and the author has aimed to calculate the importance of the different factors that can work upon it. Systematic measurements have given a rough idea of the errors affecting current studies. A last paragraph points out the practicable utilizations of the settlement recorder, in particular for the control of the specific settlements of the fills, a problem that has not been studied very much so far.

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    Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)

    Boulevard Lefebvre 58
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  F-75732
  • Authors:
    • Burnetti, M
  • Publication Date: 1965-2

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  • Accession Number: 00263810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bulletin de Liaison des Lab des Ponts et Chaussees
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Number 11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM