M5 AVONMOUTH BRIDGE STRENGTHENING - IN SITU TESTING OF MERCIA MUDSTONE

This paper describes the results of in situ tests carried out as part of a ground investigation for the Avonmouth Bridge Strengthening works near Bristol. The in situ tests comprised plate bearing tests and pressuremeter tests carried out in Mercia Mudstone. Analysis and correlation of the test data has provided shear strength, in situ horizontal stress, shear and elastic modulus profiles with depth for the Mercia Mudstone. The results are correlated with laboratory test data and Standard Penetration Tests. Practical factors relating to performing tests in the Mercia Mudstone are also discussed. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 883023.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 610-22

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  • Accession Number: 00729292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2513-0
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM