The Pressuremeter: Some Special Applications

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by Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress—1991:

Abstract: The preboring pressuremeter has been used for foundation design for many years. Some recent developments are presented which extend the applications of the pressuremeter. These developments include a rule of thumb to estimate the behavior of a pile subjected to horizontal loads, a method for horizontally loaded piles next to a trench, the design of guard rail posts for vehicle impact, an application to drilled shaft construction, to drilled shafts with expansive concrete, and to the design of stone columns.

Subject Headings: Concrete piles | Vehicle loads | Rail transportation | Shafts | Foundation design | Horizontal loads | Impact loads | Construction methods |

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