Post-Cyclic Consolidation Behavior of Loose Sands
By performing Ko consolidation on samples accumulated various levels of strains and residual pore pressures due to cyclic loading, the post-earthquake settlement characteristics of two...

Prediction of Low Level Vibration Induced Settlement
A prediction model of vibration induced settlement was developed for small to intermediate vibration levels (0.25-1.78 cm/s). Seven factors affecting vibration induced settlement such...

Field Test of Thermal Precompression
A new concept for improvement of soft ground using moderate heating to control post-construction settlement is presented. The long-term creep behavior of a peat is presented based on laboratory...

Management of Dredged Material Placement Operations
Non-linear finite strain consolidation theory is used to predict the settlement of fine-grained dredged material due to self-weight and surcharge-induced consolidation. Finite strain consolidation...

Damage Evaluation of Building on Piers in Expansive Clay
A number of columns in the crawl space of a pier-supported structure founded in expansive clays were damaged as a result of ground movements since the building was constructed in 1975....

Settlement of Compacted Fills Caused by Wetting
Post-construction wetting of fills can cause swell or compression, depending on soil composition and stress conditions just before wetting. The various factors affecting swell/compression...

Settlement of Peats and Organic Soils
New advances in investigation of settlement of peats and organic soils and issues related to construction over such soft ground are presented. Peats and organic soils are well known for...

Residual Soil Settlment Related to the Weathering Profile
Residual soils are the in-place residue from rock weathering. They differ greatly from the better understood deposited soils in that their particle arrangements and mineralogy reflect...

Stress-Deformation Behavior of an Embankment on Boston Blue Clay
An 11 m high I-95 embankment was thoroughly instrumented with piezometers, settlement rods and inclinometers to measure the behavior of the underlying 40 m thick deposit of Boston Blue...

Stress and Settlement of Footings in Sand
In current engineering practice, the magnitude of the settlement of a footing in sand, as compared to the settlement of a different size footing in the same sand, is considered to be a...

Downdrag on Piles: Review and Recent Experimentation
A review of the literature on pile downdrag is provided, within the context of a recent full-scale study involving two pile groups driven in soft clay, subsequently surcharged by a 2.5...

Deformations in Granular Soils Due to Cyclic Loading

A Study of Alkalinity Leaching and Residual Strength of Alkaline Stabilized Sludge
The addition of sufficient amounts of quicklime or other alkaline earth oxides to dewatered sludge raises both the pH and temperature of the sludge, resulting in microbial inactivation....

Beneficial Use Alternatives for Water Treatment Plant Residuals
The beneficial use alternatives which are currently in practice for water treatment plant residuals and their relative advantages and disadvantages are summarized in this paper. The alternatives...

An Investigation of Turbulence in Open Channel Flow via Three-component Laser Doppler Anemometry
A three-component laser Doppler anemometer is used to reexamine the distribution of single-point mean statistics in a nearly uniform fully-developed 2D turbulent open channel flow of water...

Anomalous Measurements in a Compound Duct
An anomalous velocity distribution on the 'flood plain' of a compound duct is reported and discussed. The tentative conclusion is that the phenomenon is to be explained by the co-existence...

Simultaneous Flow Visualization and Hot-Film Measurements
High-speed video recording of flow visualizations in the near wall region of a turbulent open channel flow was synchronized with hot-film measurements of flow velocity and bed shear stress...

A Study on Mathematical Model for Sediment Yield in Mountain Regions with Large Hillside Slopes
Based on the characteristics of water and soil loss in mountain region with large hillside slopes in southwest of China, the equations of runoff formation and sediment yield are obtained....

Fluvial Hydraulics of Streams and Mountain Rivers with Mobile Bed
The local hydraulic conditions concerning the incipient motion of the bed material in mountain streams are considered. Results of measurements carried out by using the radioisotope tracer...

Thresholds for Gravel and Cobble Motion
Flows necessary to initiate motion of rocks on a lateral bar along the Gunnison River in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument are observed. Gravel and cobbles are painted and...

 

 

 

 

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