In Situ Tests on a Florida Peat

by Thomas J. Kaderabek, KBC Consultants Inc, Miami, FL, USA,
David Barreiro, KBC Consultants Inc, Miami, FL, USA,
Martin A. Call, KBC Consultants Inc, Miami, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering


A geotechnical exploration program at a site predominated by surface peats has been performed. The study encompasses the performance of in situ field tests and laboratory soil tests. Field activities included standard penetration borings, dilatometer tests, vane shear and field consolidation tests and a preload embankment. Peat settlement calculated using consolidation theory is compared with observed values from field tests and preload results.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Soil settlement | Preloading | Soil tests | Consolidated soils | Material tests | Laboratory tests | Shear tests | Florida | United States

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