Masters Theses

Alternative Title

Engineering properties of Bloomington Normal subsoils

Abstract

"The glacial subsoils of the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois area have been analyzed with regard to their engineering properties. Several boring logs are included to illustrate the horizontal and vertical variability in soil units encountered and in the engineering properties of these soil units. The engineering properties of the two most common foundation soils, the Bloomington and Normal tills are compared and special consideration is given to evaluating the compressibility of these materials. Evidence is presented that indicates that the circumferential trimming of a highly preconsolidated soil containing stones can cause significant sample disturbance. Special sampling techniques which eliminate circumferential trimming yield results considered to be more representative of a highly preconsolidated glacial till"--Synopsis, page [1].

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Armstrong, James C.
Aughenbaugh, N. B.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

iv, 53 pages

Geographic Coverage

Normal (Ill.)
Bloomington (Ill.)

Rights

© 1968 Rohn D. Abbott, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil mechanics -- Illinois -- Bloomington
Soil mechanics -- Illinois -- Normal
Subsoils -- Analysis

Thesis Number

T 2145

Print OCLC #

5998836

Electronic OCLC #

794085135

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