Description and Installation of Piezometers for Measuring Pore-Water Pressures in Clay Soils

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Journal titleBuilding Note
Volume37
Pages18
AbstractThe engineering properties of saturated clay soils may be greatly affected by water. In certain situations an increase in pore water pressure may sufficiently reduce the strength of the subsoil to cause a serious foundation failure. A knowledge of these pore pressures therefore is of the utmost importance in designing certain engineering structures on saturated clay soils. This Note discusses three methods for measuring pore water pressure in the field used by the Soil Mechanics Section, Division of Building Research, National Research Council.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierDBR-BN-37
NRC number5995
NPARC number20375167
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Record created2012-07-23
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