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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277090
Title:
In situ measurement of the cohesion of a cemented alluvial soil
Author:
Muller, Eugene, 1951-
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 modified plate load (MPL) test was developed to measure the in situ cohesion of a carbonate or caliche cemented soil. The MPL test was performed on the crest of a vertical cut in alluvial soil with a steel plate loaded until the soil failed. A three-dimensional slope stability analysis was then used to back calculate soil cohesion. In situ test results were used in conjunction with laboratory testing of deaggregated soils samples to completely define the Mohr-Coulomb strength parameters of the in situ soil. In order to check the result of the in situ test procedure, the field test conditions were modeled for use in a two-dimensional slope stability analysis using the computer program CSLIP1. A comparison of the results shows reasonable values of soil cohesion were obtained using the MPL test method.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Soils -- Arizona -- Maricopa County.; Superconducting Super Collider.; Soil consolidation.
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.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIn situ measurement of the cohesion of a cemented alluvial soilen_US
dc.creatorMuller, Eugene, 1951-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Eugene, 1951-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 modified plate load (MPL) test was developed to measure the in situ cohesion of a carbonate or caliche cemented soil. The MPL test was performed on the crest of a vertical cut in alluvial soil with a steel plate loaded until the soil failed. A three-dimensional slope stability analysis was then used to back calculate soil cohesion. In situ test results were used in conjunction with laboratory testing of deaggregated soils samples to completely define the Mohr-Coulomb strength parameters of the in situ soil. In order to check the result of the in situ test procedure, the field test conditions were modeled for use in a two-dimensional slope stability analysis using the computer program CSLIP1. A comparison of the results shows reasonable values of soil cohesion were obtained using the MPL test method.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSoils -- Arizona -- Maricopa County.en_US
dc.subjectSuperconducting Super Collider.en_US
dc.subjectSoil consolidation.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
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dc.identifier.oclc23184266en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17590140en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17590127en_US
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