Soil Parameters from Laboratory Pressuremeter Test on Reconstituted Silt Samples

Smain Belkacemi*, Djamalddine Boumezerane

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Pressuremeter tests were performed on partially and fully saturated reconstituted silt samples, with either pervious or impervious boundary conditions, and with varying loading rates. Results have shown that the derived soil parameters are sensitive to the interpretation methods. The lift-off pressure is higher than the initial at rest pressure. And the common loading rates, particularly for saturated samples, are not fast enough to prevent drainage in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISP5-Pressio 2005
Subtitle of host publicationTome 1, Symposium International 50 ans de pressiomètres, édition bilingue anglais-français
PublisherPresses Ponts et Chaussées
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9782859784102
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium International 50 ans de pressiomètres. - Paris, France
Duration: 22 Aug 2005 → …


ConferenceSymposium International 50 ans de pressiomètres.
Abbreviated titlePRESSIO
Period22/08/05 → …


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