Minor principal stress measurements in marine clay with hydraulic fracture tests

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Pages333349; # of pages: 17
Subjectmarine clay; principle stresses; soil permeability tests; contrainte principale; essai de penetration
AbstractA hydraulic fracture apparatus incorporating a pressure transducer was developed for measuring the in situ minimum principal effective stress with open standpipe piezometers. Tests carried out at an instrumented test fill on marine clay adequately measured the K[o] of the foundation soil and the minimum principal effective stress beneath the embankment. The use of viscous aqueous solutions in the piezometer improved the test in permeable silty soils.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierDBR-RP-629
NRC number14466
2750
NPARC number20374989
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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