The settlements of footings on slightly overconsolidated sands loaded beyond the preconsolidation pressure have been investigated. Settlement calculations require a knowledge of the preconsolidation pressure, and of the modulus of deformation below and above the preconsolidation pressure. In-situ screw-plate, pressuremeter and penetration tests are described. The investigation was carried out at a test site (16 x 18 m) located close to an esker about 40-km west of Stockholm. The thickness of the investigated sand deposit was 8 m. Its thickness had been reduced about 16 m by excavation. The remaining 8 m of sand rested directly on the rock. The ground water level was located below the surface of the bedrock. The sand was overconsolidated due to the excavation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Swedish Council for Building Research

    Linnegatan 81
    114 60 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Dahlberg, R
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 316 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00084392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM