STP1014

    Comparison of Field Vane Results with Other In-Situ Test Results

    Published: Jan 1988


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    Abstract

    Undrained shear strength results from field vane shear tests are compared with those obtained from flat plate dilatometer, screw plate, pressuremeter, and piezocone tests at several sites in the lower mainland near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The sites include deltaic deposits of soft organic soils, clay silts, and moderately to highly sensitive clays. The sites consist primarily of normally consolidated soils, but results in overconsolidated soils are also included. The test procedures and methods of interpretation are briefly described for each in-situ test type in addition to a discussion of the results.

    Keywords:

    vane, in-situ, field, strength, comparison, dilatometers, screw-plate, pressuremeters, cone penetration tests (CPT), piezocone tests (CPTU)


    Author Information:

    Greig, JW
    Research engineer and professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Campanella, RG
    Research engineer and professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Robertson, PK
    Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


    Paper ID: STP10334S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10334S


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