A Short Course in Geotechnical Site Investigation by N. Simons, B. Menzies, M. Matthews

By N. Simons, B. Menzies, M. Matthews

A quick direction in geotechnical web site research is the 3rd quantity within the renowned and authoritative 'Short path' sequence. This ebook makes a speciality of the basic rules of geotechnical web site research - particularly the making plans of the research. This imperative publication is illustrated all through with 23 case experiences, seven of that are certain examples of most sensible perform. a few elements of soil mechanics are defined utilizing 'hand written' brief path Notes.

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C a. :::J 100 .. <. • E1 c 75 I .. ----- E 20 Qj "C 50 •• Bulk unit weight: kN/m 3 Liquidity index: % Fand G • •• •• . • • •• • BH10+SPT10 Fig. 18 Index properties, East Port Said, Egypt, after Hight et al. (2001) • the magnitude of the volumetric strains during reconsolidation to in situ effective stresses in the oedometer and consolidated-anisotropically and consolidated-isotropically undrained triaxial tests, expressed as the ratio de/ eo where de is the change in voids ratio and eo is the original voids ratio (Lunne et a1.

0·6 +0·4 +0·2 ,>2 0 -0·2 New Cross 2 Kingsbury -0-4 3 St Helier 4 Cuffley 5 6 7 8 Sudbury Hill Crews Hill Grange Hill Hadley Wood • { Back-analYSiS with c' = 1 kPa <1>' = 20° o Field observation -0·6 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 yrs Age of cutting Pig. 23 Variation of fu with time, brown London Clay cuttings, after Skempton (1977) SHORT COURSE IN GEOTECHNICAL SITE INVESTIGATION In his Special Lecture in Tokyo, Professor Skempton drew the following conclusions. • The shear strength parameters of the brown London Clay relevant to the analyses of first time slides are c' = 1 kPa and ¢' = 20 The peak strength even as measured on large samples is considerably higher, so some progressive failure mechanism appears to be involved.

Case study: runway at Fornebu Airport, Oslo A 500m length of the new East-West runway for Fornebu Airport, Oslo, was located above a deposit of very soft to soft highly compressible grey silty clay with depths varying from 0 to 20 m, occasionally underlain by thin layers of sand and gravel. resting on bedrock. Over this section, the runway was required to run at about 8 to 10m above ground level in order to tie in with the existing North-South runway. Several possible solutions to the problem were considered, for example excavation or displacement of the clay, or using piles to support the runway, but it was finally decided to construct the embankment on the clay and to accelerate the rate of consolidation by using vertical sand drains.

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