VERTICAL LOADING EXPERIMENTS ON RIGID PAD FOUNDATIONS AT BOTHKENNAR

The paper describes tests on instrumented rigid square pads performed at the EPSRC soft clay test site at Bothkennar in Scotland. The aims were to investigate bearing capacity and load-displacement behaviour under short-term and long-term conditions. The instrumentation and loading schemes also allowed the soil's in situ stress-strain, consolidation and creep properties to be compared with those established in high quality laboratory tests. There was generally good agreement. The results emphasize that non-linearity has an important effect on the behaviour of spread foundations, even when they are subject to relatively light loads. (A)

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    Thomas Telford Limited

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  • Authors:
    • JARDINE, R J
    • LEHANE, B M
    • SMITH, P R
    • GILDEA, P A
  • Publication Date: 1995-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 573-97
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM