STP584

    Monitoring Consolidation Settlements of Soft Soils Induced by Dewatering

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    A case study of induced, consolidation settlements using wellpoint dewatering is presented. Included are a site description, results of laboratory tests, and details of an elaborate monitoring system consisting of water observation pipes, bench marks, settlement plates and anchors, piezometers, and nuclear density and moisture-content probes. A critique of each type of instrumentation is included in the paper. Five thousand field observations show that the wellpoint technique can produce predictable consolidation settlements.

    Keywords:

    consolidation, dewatering, foundations, instruments, monitors, settlement (structural), soils, soil mechanics, wellpoints, piezometers, moisture content, probes, field tests


    Author Information:

    Partos, A
    Vice-president, Site Engineers, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

    Koerner, RM
    Associate professor of civil engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.


    Paper ID: STP29181S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29181S


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