"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.
Fry, Thomas S.
Aughenbaugh, N. B.
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
ii, 58 pages
© 1968 William H. Koechlein, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Soil consolidation test
Soil mechanics -- Measurement
Soils -- Testing
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Koechlein, William H., "The compressibility of preconsolidated till" (1968). Masters Theses. 5182.