Design and Installation of a New Settlement-Inclinometer Device

by R. G. Campanella, (M.ASCE), Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
R. S. Jackson, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
J. A. R. Ortigao, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
C. B. Crawford, (M.ASCE), Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments

Abstract: A new miniature settlement-inclinometer device (SID) system has been designed and built at the University of British Columbia for use in monitoring soft soil movements. The great advantages are that it can be easily installed using the university's in situ testing vehicle and both vertical and horizontal deformations can be measured in a simple automated operation. This paper describes the design, installation and operation of the SID system. The first experience with it is promising and it is expected to provide valuable information on the magnitude and direction of soil movements under all types of static loading.

Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Colleges and universities | Field tests | Static loads | Load factors | Structural settlement

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