Sensor installation for field monitoring in expansive soils

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ConferenceGeoHalifax 2009 (62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference): 20 September 2009, Halifax, N.S.
Pages19; # of pages: 9
Subjectinstrumentation, expansive soils, field monitoring
AbstractAging civil infrastructure is facing great challenges due to problems associated with expansive soils. To develop a clear understanding of complex soil-pipe-atmosphere interactions, this paper presents a sensor installation method for field monitoring of expansive soils. Sensors for measuring water content, soil suction, soil pressure, temperature, and displacement were installed at a test section in a residential area of Regina around a 50 year old asbestos cement water main. To minimize soil disturbance, necessary precautions were undertaken and specialized tools were used for placement of sensors.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number51325
NPARC number20374542
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Record created2012-07-23
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