Compression and Uplift of Rammed Aggregate Piers in Clay

Full scale compression and uplift load tests were conducted on 3 Rammed Aggregate Piers (trademark Geopier) in the upper surficial clay fill at the NGES (National Geotechnical Experimentation Site) located at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The tests were conducted to evaluate the performance of this intermediate foundation system in a fine-grained soil. The field investigation also included measurements of vertical and lateral soil deformation to evaluate the active zone of soil resistance. The results show viable uplift and bearing capacity application for the foundation system in fine grained soils. Possible applications include foundation support and/or as a form of ground improvement.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 497-507
  • Monograph Title: GeoSupport 2004. Drilled Shafts, Micropiling, Deep Mixing, Remedial Methods, and Specialty Foundation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407134
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 2005 11:19AM