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


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 | Foundations | Displacement (mechanics) | Instrumentation | Pore pressure | Pressure measurement | Layered soils | Clays

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