CORRELATION OF DILATOMETER READINGS WITH LATERAL STRESS IN CLAYS

Published methods of predicting in situ lateral stress from the dilatometer test are reviewed. A data base containing high-quality information from clay test bed sites mainly in Norway and the United Kingdom has been established. Reference K sub 0 values have been evaluated from a number of methods including self-boring pressuremeter, hydraulic fracture, total stress cells, laboratory measurements, and empirical correlations. A new correlation between the dilatometer parameter K sub D and K sub 0 is proposed for young clays.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 183-193
  • Monograph Title: Dynamic testing of aggregates and soils and lateral stress measurements
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  • Accession Number: 00605557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050553
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM