Zumpango Test Embankment

by Ignacio Sainz Ortiz,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 4, Pg. 199-209


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

The behavior of a test embankment on a soft foundation is studied by means of adequate instrumentation. Pore pressures, settlements and horizontal displacements were measured. A soft clay layer substantially contributes to the large settlements recorded. Horizontal displacements disclose compressive strains within the embankment and tensions in the foundation.



Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Displacement (mechanics) | Foundations | Layered soils | Pressure measurement | Instrumentation | Pore pressure | Clays

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