A Flat-Dilatometer Study of Lateral Soil Response

by E. Sabri Motan, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
Muhammed A. Gabr, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations

Abstract: The effect of flat dilatometer penetration on the lateral stress conditions in soil around the dilatometer blade and the soil response against dilatometer diaphragm deflection were investigated in a laboratory study. A specially constructed aluminum block containing a dilatometer diaphragm and a strain gage equipped leaf cantilever to record lateral movement of the diaphragm was used. The sensor made it possible to obtain non-linear lateral pressure-deflection behavior.

Subject Headings: Soil stress | Measuring instruments | Soil-pile interaction | Soil-structure interaction | Diaphragms (structural) | Laboratory tests | Lateral stress | Soil dilatancy

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