Flat Dilatometer Tests in Calibration Chambers

by G. Baldi, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy,
R. Bellotti, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy,
V. Ghionna, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy,
M. Jamiolkowski, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy,
S. Marchetti, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy,
E. Pasqualini, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy, ISMES-Bergamo, Italy,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a series of Flat Marchetti's Dilatometer Tests (DMT's) performed in a large Calibration Chamber (CC) on dry Ticino (TS) and Hokksund (HS) sands. These results, together with those of similar earlier tests discussed S. Marchetti, are evaluated to assess the capability of DMT, for determining the coefficient of earth pressure at rest, K//o, and deformation parameters of the natural sand deposits.

Subject Headings: Measuring instruments | Soil pressure | Soil deformation | Soil tests | Calibration | Soil dilatancy | Parameters (statistics) | Gravels

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