Accession Number : AD0735842

Title :   Embankment Pore Pressures during Construction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Clough,G. W. ; Snyder,J. W.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to summarize observed pore pressure data from CE dams and published data from other agencies on methods of predicting and determining the development of pore water pressure in earth dams. A summary of theoretical methods for predicting pore pressures is included to assist in the interpretation of the selected data from CE, USBR, and foreign sources presented herein. Construction characteristics and pore pressure data from 10 CE dams, 24 USBR dams, and 9 foreign dams are summarized and compared in an effort to draw conclusions on construction pore pressures in earth embankments.

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, SOIL MECHANICS), PRESSURE, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE