Correlation of Soil Parameters From In Situ and Laboratory Tests for Building 333

by L. D. Johnson, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering


Pressuremeter, plate bearing and cone penetration tests were performed on the prepared foundation soil for Building 333 located in the Red River Army Depot near Texarkana, TX. The results of these tests were correlated with results of laboratory undrained triaxial tests performed on undisturbed specimens to determine realistic estimates of the undrained shear strength and elastic modulus of the soil. The test data indicate undrained strengths and elastic moduli that increase linearly with depth from minimum values at about 5 ft below ground surface. For similar soil conditions, any one or two of these methods should provide reliable data for bearing capacity and settlement analyses.

Subject Headings: Penetration tests | Field tests | Soil modulus | Triaxial tests | Soil settlement | Soil analysis | Correlation | Parameters (statistics)

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