Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277086
Title:
A field test for detecting collapse susceptible soils
Author:
Macfarlane, Richard Burton, 1957-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A field test is developed to assess the collapse susceptibility of soils rapidly and inexpensively. The in situ collapse test device measures the vertical deformations which occur in soils when they are subjected to stress and given access to water while under continuous load. Principles of statistics were employed to show that laboratory testing of soil specimens overestimate the magnitude of collapse as measured in the field and that the magnitude of collapse is, in part, a function of the soil moisture content at the time of loading and at the time of collapse. Good correlation was found between the spatial variability of collapsible soils with the location of alluvium terrace deposits and structurally damaged buildings.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Subsidences (Earth movements) -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Soil mechanics -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Testing.; Soil-structure interaction -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nowatzki, Edward A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA field test for detecting collapse susceptible soilsen_US
dc.creatorMacfarlane, Richard Burton, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, Richard Burton, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA field test is developed to assess the collapse susceptibility of soils rapidly and inexpensively. The in situ collapse test device measures the vertical deformations which occur in soils when they are subjected to stress and given access to water while under continuous load. Principles of statistics were employed to show that laboratory testing of soil specimens overestimate the magnitude of collapse as measured in the field and that the magnitude of collapse is, in part, a function of the soil moisture content at the time of loading and at the time of collapse. Good correlation was found between the spatial variability of collapsible soils with the location of alluvium terrace deposits and structurally damaged buildings.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSubsidences (Earth movements) -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectSoil mechanics -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectSoil-structure interaction -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNowatzki, Edward A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337969en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23062488en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17563264en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18419525en_US
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