SETTLEMENT OF FOUNDATIONS AND PRESSIOMETRIC METHODS. RESULTS ACHIEVED AFTER TEN YEARS OF EXPERIMENTS

The forecast of settlements is one of the main aims of soil mechanics and the introduction of pressiometric methods in soil investigations gave rise to the opportunity of thoroughly re-examining the methods of measuring moduli and calculating the settlement of foundations. The conventional elastic and consolidation theories, based on the assumption that there exists a single modulus independent of the field of stresses, appear, except in the particular case of footings, completely unsuitable for the study of subgrades. the same applies to more sophisticated derived theories which, for example, take account of the anisotropy and creep of materials. This more concrete approach to foundation problems led to the establishment of a new method of calculating settlement, which is based on the use of pressiometric test results and takes into account numerous influence factors ignored in previous methods. This experimental technique is increasingly used particularly for studying a large number of structures built on loose over-consolidated terrain.

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    Societe de Diffusion de Tech du Bat et de Trav Pub

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  • Authors:
    • Menard, L
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00264946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM