Accession Number:

AD0757583

Title:

Field Loading Tests on Muskeg,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

1972-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE