UNDRAINED DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR OF PARTIALLY CONSOLIDATED BOSTON BLUE CLAY
This report compares predicted and measured deformations of a soft clay foundation for a high embankment subjected to an increase in surcharge load. The 40-ft high embankment has been in place over 120 ft of Boston Blue Clay since 1968. During the summer of 1974, MIT and MDPW planned to load one station to complete failure to assess methods for predicting embankment stability. Detailed predictions of vertical and horizontal deformation for the additional loading were made by several methods, mostly before field loading began. These predictions are compared with the field measurements. Predictions of vertical undrained deformation by elastic theory, the method of D'Appolonia et al, which accounts for local yielding and a finite element analysis are within a 100% of the measured values with the finite element method overpredicting settlement and the other two methods underpredicting settlement.
- Prepared in cooperation with Massachusetts Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research and Materials Section.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyConstruction Facilities Division
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Massachusetts Department of Public WorksResearch and Materials Section, 99 Worcester Street
Wellesley Hills, MA United States 02181
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hawkes III, W D
- Marr, W A
- Lambe, T W
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 127 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Clay soils; Computer programming; Consolidations; Deformation; Embankments; Finite element method; Foundations; Ground settlement; Highways; Loads; Properties of materials; Soils
- Uncontrolled Terms: Soil properties
- Geographic Terms: Massachusetts
- Old TRIS Terms: Foundations (Structures); Foundations structures
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00143257
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: R76-18 Tech. Rpt., FHWA/RD-76-S0500
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM