Masters Theses

Abstract

"Preconsolidated glacial till was tested "in-situ" with the Geoprobe and in the laboratory on undisturbed soil samples. The two soil testing methods were compared and three tests; consolidation, "thin-cake", and Geoprobe were analyzed to see if a more rapid method for determining the preconsolidation stress of soil could be developed. When comparing Geoprobe results to laboratory results for foundation conditions, it was found the two methods agreed on bearing capacity but differed significantly on settlement. The three tests analyzed for determining the preconsolidation stress indicated they are a function of preconsolidation stress even though there was variation in the test results. This variation in test results was very small with low stress and greater with higher stress. Also, the "thin-cake" test maximum agreed with the Geoprobe creep limit, which is indicative of good agreement between two testing methods for defining the stress strain properties of the soil"--Synopsis, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Aughenbaugh, N. B.
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

ii, 58 pages

Rights

© 1968 William H. Koechlein, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil consolidation test
Soil mechanics -- Measurement
Soils -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 2141

Print OCLC #

5998644

Electronic OCLC #

794125554

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