FRENCH SELF BORING PRESSUREMETERS (PAF 68 AND PAF 72). VOLUME I. EVALUATION
The pressuremeter is a soil exploration tool that can be used to determine the strength of soft soils in-place without resort to "undisturbed sampling" and lab tests. Strength determination is based on the theory of expansion of a cylinder in a circular borehole. The self boring concept advanced the practice of pressuremeter testing by eliminating need for a predrilled borehole. This two-volume report on Caltrans' evaluation of PAF 68 and PAF 72 is intended to provide practicing geotechnical engineers with a guide to pressuremeter testing, and an assessment of its potential value as a tool for soils exploration. Volume one is concerned with the concept and practice of self boring pressuremeter tests. A detailed description of the evaluation project is given and the potential of the self boring pressuremeter as a soils exploration tool is discussed.
- See also Volume 2, PB81-117061.
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- John, SBP
- Publication Date: 1980-2
- Pagination: 149 p.
- TRT Terms: Assessments; Boreholes; Clay soils; Compressive strength; Embankments; Field tests; Geological surveying; Performance evaluations; Performance tests; Pressure gages; Soft soils; Soil profiles; Soil stabilization; Soils; Strength of materials; Triaxial shear tests; Undisturbed samples
- Uncontrolled Terms: Compressive properties; Triaxial tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Soil exploration
- Subject Areas: Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; I41: General Soil Surveys;
- Accession Number: 00326467
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-80-209-Vol-1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8250
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM