Soil Engineering Research on Peaty Alluvia. Reports 1 to 3

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Translation, National Research Council of Canada; Volume 1001
Physical description141 p.
Subjectalluval soils; moisture content; consolidation; properties of soils; soil mechanics
AbstractThese investigations were carried out to ascertain the geotechnical properties of gravel roads over peat areas in the lower Ishikari district, in order to provide the basic data necessary for the establishment of a rational policy for the construction of future roads in peat areas. The first report deals with the results of investigations of bearing capacity settlement and associated factors on existing roads in and around the Shinotsu district. The second report contains the results of the geotechnical investigations of roads in peat bogs and discusses a profile survey, undisturbed sampling and cone penetration tests in peat bogs. In the third report the author concludes that the relationship between moisture content and ignition loss corresponds to the consolidation history. A "moisture- ignition loss ratio" index presents a relationship between such factors as true specific gravity, density, moisture content and ignition loss. He concludes that such strength characteristics as shearing resistance indicate a correlation to this index, and suggests the possibility of estimating the consolidation history of a peat deposit from the index.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number461
NPARC number20358964
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Record created2012-07-20
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