SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1975

Monitoring Consolidation Settlements of Soft Soils Induced by Dewatering


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.

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Partos, A
Site Engineers, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
Koerner, RM
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 111–126
DOI: 10.1520/STP29181S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4663-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0533-1