Principal Stresses Derived from Self‑Boring Pressuremeter Tests in Soft Clay
Careful evaluation of the in-situ lateral stress is important for many marine applications. Advanced versions of the self-boring pressuremeter (SBPM) allow assessment of these insitu horizontal stresses in three different directions. Full advantage of the multiple measurements is best achieved by using a micro-computer data acquisition system. Such a system is described in this paper along with the lateral stress results obtained in a series of 32 tests in soft clay.
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Benoît, J. and Clough, G.W., "Principal Stresses Derived from Self‑Boring Pressuremeter Tests in Soft Clay", The Pressuremeter and Its Marine Applications: Second International Symposium. ASTM STP 950, J.‑L. Briaud and J.M.E. Audibert, Editors, American Society for Testing and Materials, May 1986, pp. 137‑149.