THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PRESSUREMETERS, OXFORD, APRIL 1990

The four day symposium on pressuremeters sponsored by the British Geotechnical Society, was attended by delegates from 21 countries. Thirty-eight papers addressed the topics of pressuremeter technology, analysis and interpretation and the application of pressuremeter testing to geotechnical design. This paper presents a summary of the key points arising from the papers and discussion sessions. Pressuremeters are categorised by installation method as either self-boring, pre-drilled or displacement pressuremeters and details of installation given. Recent advances in the equipment used are outlined including electronic monitoring devices, data acquisition systems, a long-term pressuremeter, a self-boring retracting pressuremeter and a wireline self-boring pressuremeter. A need is identified for a standardised set of conditions to enable the formulation of a specification for pressuremeter testing. The analysis and interpretation of results are discussed with reference to clays, sands and weak rocks. The role of pressuremeter testing in geotechnical design is considered and the use of the two approaches compared. (TRRL)

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1990-7-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM