Location

Chicago, Illinois

Date

02 May 2013, 10:50 am - 11:10 am

Abstract

The pressuremeter which was introduced into the U.S. in about 1970 provides the geotechnical engineer with a new tool for measuring soil properties. It is conducted in-situ thereby minimizing sample disturbance. It also tests the soil under the prevailing stress conditions in the soil mass. Measurements of the failure pressure and modulus of the soil are used to predict bearing capacity and settlement. This paper discusses a few commercial projects plus sites where load tests were performed and settlement measurements were obtained for comparison to predictions based upon pressuremeter parameters.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

7th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Pressuremeter Testing in Stiff to Hard Cohesive Soils

Chicago, Illinois

The pressuremeter which was introduced into the U.S. in about 1970 provides the geotechnical engineer with a new tool for measuring soil properties. It is conducted in-situ thereby minimizing sample disturbance. It also tests the soil under the prevailing stress conditions in the soil mass. Measurements of the failure pressure and modulus of the soil are used to predict bearing capacity and settlement. This paper discusses a few commercial projects plus sites where load tests were performed and settlement measurements were obtained for comparison to predictions based upon pressuremeter parameters.