Accession Number : AD0757583

Title :   Field Loading Tests on Muskeg,

Corporate Author : QUEEN'S UNIV KINGSTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hollingshead,Garry W. ; Raymond,Gerald P.

Report Date : 10 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Results of tests performed using a 6-ft diameter flexible based tank capable of being filled with water are presented. Two series of tests were performed on a muskeg. The first consisted of filling the tank alone and the second with the tank positioned at the center of a 15-ft diameter 2 ft high flexible based reservoir. The results thus simulate the comparison of the effect of berms on the stability of embankments. The resulting vertical movements were measured using a torpedo settlement gauge. The horizontal movements were measured using an inclinometer as well as a horizontal movement device. The pore pressures were measured using fine stoned piezometers. In addition suitable laboratory tests were conducted to compare predicted and measured results. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SOIL MECHANICS, *ONTARIO), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), STABILIZATION), SOILS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, DEFORMATION, LOADS(FORCES), PRESSURE, CANADA

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE