THE EFFECTS OF CONVENTIONAL SOIL SAMPLING METHODS ON THE ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF COHESIVE SOILS IN LOUISIANA

A comprehensive literature study is performed. Eighteen hundred samples from six sampling sites representing several typical geologic formations of Louisiana are obtained. About 1700 field and 6500 laboratory tests are performed. Engineering properties of soils studies showed inherent variations. Both block and 5 inch diameter samples provided specimens with least amount of disturbance. Sampling with small diameter thin wall tubes caused serious disturbances. The stress-strain relationship of soils were affected by sample size. Long-term (15 days or longer) storage of samples caused measurable changes in their properties X-ray analysis of samples showed internal discontinuities and disturbances caused by sampling and handling. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Done under the title: "Effects of Sampling Techniques on Undisturbed Samples."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70803
  • Authors:
    • Arman, A
    • McManis, K L
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 310 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-LA-77-202L Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: LA Study No 70-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2003 12:00AM