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