COMPARISON OF FIELD CONSOLIDATION WITH LABORATORY AND IN SITU TESTS

Settlement calculations for an earth embankment resting on soft, compressible Fraser River Delta sediments were made from laboratory consolidation tests and in situ tests using a piezocone and a flat dilatometer. The calculated values were compared with measured settlements. There was rather good agreement among the three methods of calculation, but the actual settlement was about 60 percent greater than the average calculated value. Calculated rates of settlement are also compared with observed values.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    Research Journals
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • CRAWFORD, C B
    • Campanella, R G
  • Publication Date: 1991-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 103-112
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM