SHRINK TEST--WATER CONTENT METHOD FOR SHRINK AND SWELL PREDICTIONS

In this paper, a new method is proposed to estimate the vertical movement of the ground surface for soil that swells and shrinks due to variations in water content. The water content is used as the main soil parameter and a shrink test is suggested to obtain the relationship between the change in water content and the volumetric strain induced. The authors propose estimating the change in water content and the depth of seasonal moisture changes from local databases or existing techniques. The method is evaluated by comparing predicted and measured movement of 4 full-scale spread footings over a period of 2 years.

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  • Accession Number: 00960577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2003 12:00AM