DYNAMIC METHOD TO ASSESS THE STIFFNESS OF SOIL UNDERLYING SPREAD FOUNDATIONS

A simple and easily implemented experimental method, the WAK test (wave activated stiffness K test), was proposed by Briaud and Lepert (ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 116, No. 3, March 1990) to estimate, on site, the stiffness of the soil underlying a rigid foundation. The theoretical background of the method is summarized, and the interpretation of the results is explained. Case histories are presented to illustrate the method, its performances, and its potential applications.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Integrity testing of foundations, 1991
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  • Accession Number: 00622269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309051681
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM