IN SITU TESTING IN OVERCONSOLIDATED CLAYS

The usefulness of several in situ test methods in the determination of engineering properties of overconsolidated clays is described. The majority of overconsolidated clays have a stiff to very stiff consistency, which is favorable for most in situ test methods. Four popular test methods are considered: cone penetration, pressuremeter, vane shear, and Marchetti dilatometer. The test equipment for these methods is readily available, and they are likely to yield useful data if used properly. For each test method, details of the apparatus, test procedure, and interpretation of the test data are given.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-42
  • Monograph Title: Engineering properties and practice in overconsolidated clays
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1995 12:00AM