A clay site at the harbour of Aarhus, where numerous cone penetration tests have been conducted, is assessed. The upper part of the soil deposit is disregarded, and only the clay sections are investigated. The thickness of the clay deposit varies from 5 to 6 meters, and is sliced into sections of 1 meter in thickness. For each slice, a map of the variation of the undrained shear strength is created through Kriging and the probability of finding weak zones in the deposit is calculated. This results in a description of the spatial variation of the undrained shear strength at the site. Making a geotechnical assessment of a site, using both the method for classifying soil behaviour types and applying statistics, yield a new level of information, and certainty about the estimates of the strength parameters which are the important outcome of such a site description.
|Title of host publication||NGM 2012 Proceedings : Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publisher||Dansk Geoteknisk Forening|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||The Nordic Geotechnical Meeting - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 9 May 2012 → 12 May 2012
Conference number: 16
|Conference||The Nordic Geotechnical Meeting|
|Period||09/05/2012 → 12/05/2012|
Bibliographical noteProceedings published in 2 volumes.
Benjaminn Nielsens name is misspelled in the article
- Site Investigation
- Shear Strength