The paper presents the results of a series of laboratory model footing tests on reconstituted calcareous sand from Bass Strait, Australia. It is found that this sand is substantially more compressible than normal silica-based sands. Measured settlements at various stress levels are compared with values predicted from various calculation methods, using laboratory measured deformation properties. It is found that a simple elastic method gives acceptable settlement predictions, provided that the soil modulus for the appropriate stress level relative to failure is used.

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    Southeast Asian Society of Soil Engineering

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • POULOS, H G
    • Chua, E W
    • Hull, T S
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 21-35
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  • Accession Number: 00393307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM