Characterization of a Tropical Clay via Dilatometer Tests

A Model of a Granular Assembly as a Structured Material

A Micro-Deformation Model for Dilatancy of Granular Materials

Predicting Shallow Foundation Settlement in Sands from DMT
The dilatometer test is ideal for predicting the settlement of shallow foundations. It directly measures a modulus of the soil and has been correlated to predict stress history. Recently,...

Evaluation of Dilatometer Method to Determine Axial Capacity of Driven Model Pipe Piles in Clay
The flat Dilatometer (DMT) provides a unique approach to estimate the effective stress axial capacity of driven displacement piles in clay. An investigation using this approach was performed...

Postbuckling Behavior of Stiffened Composite Shell Panels
The paper summarizes the current status of an ongoing study on the postbuckling behavior of thick and moderately thick composite stiffened shells. Axially compressed moderately thick panels...

Constitutive Equation for Granular Material by Hypoelasticity
Constitutive equations for soil based upon the incremental theory of hypoelasticity are proposed in this paper to account for the stress path dependency and dilatant behavior of soil....

Thermal Strain Behaviour of Clays Cooled to Cryogenic Temperatures
The thermal expansion behaviour of two different types of clays (Boom clay from Belgium and a pure kaolinite-water paste) has been studied in a temperature range from +20° to -150°C (LNG...

Prediction of Transverse Shear Stresses for Various Isoparametric Thick and Thin Shell Elements
Utilizing three-dimensional equilibrium equations (often referred to as an Equilibrium Method (EM)), an estimation of transverse stresses for fiber-reinforced laminated doubly curved shells...

Simulation of the Quasi-Static Deformation of 2D Assemblages of Rigid Discs
Although the importance of dilatancy in the constitutive behaviour of granular materials has been recognized for some time, conclusions about its evolution and dependence on different...

Some Dilatometer Test Results in Pennsylvania and New York
This paper starts with a brief introduction to the dilatometer and piezoblade. Test results in four different areas are presented. DMT soundings at LR 67057 (Legislative Route numbers...

Interfacial Instability in Highly Stratified Flows
The stability of highly stratified shear flows is dependent on several parameters including the thickness of the interfacial transition layer. Experimental results show that the thickness...

Deformation Characteristics of Cohesionless Soils from In Situ Tests
This paper is a summary of seven years experience gained by the National Electricity Board of Italy (ENEL), ISMES and Technological University of Turin in assessing these parameters using...

Flat Dilatometer Tests in Calibration Chambers
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...

Dilatometer Tests in Sand
The paper presents two applications of the dilatometer test in sands: control of compaction and determination of constrained modulus. Twelve dilatometer tests were carried out before and...

The DMT - σhc Method for Piles Driven in Clay
This paper presents a tentative method for evaluating the limiting skin friction f//s for piles driven in clay based on sigma //h'c (horizontal effective stress at the interface...

Dilatometer to Compute Foundation Settlement
Sixteen examples demonstrate how the S. Marchetti dilatometer test (DMT) provides soil compressibility data for the rapid calculation of foundation settlements with an average ratio of...

Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering
In the past ten years, many new types of in situ test equipment and many new techniques have been developed. The papers in this volume are concerned with applications of in situ measurement...

Cyclic and Monotonic Undrained Response of Saturated Sands
A unified picture of the undrained monotonic and cyclic loading response of saturated sands is presented. A wide range of initial states of sand are covered in order to consider a full...

A Flat-Dilatometer Study of Lateral Soil Response
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...

 

 

 

 

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