Assessment of Strength and Deformation of Coarse Grained Soils by Means of Penetration Tests and Laboratory Tests on Undisturbed Samples

  • O. Pallara
  • F. Froio
  • A. Rinolfi
  • D. Lo Presti
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 146)

Abstract

The paper summarizes the activities undertaken to retrieve large size undisturbed sample of gravel and sand by in situ freezing at Licciana Nardi (Lucca, Italy). The following laboratory tests have been performed on the retrieved sampled: grain size distribution, soil density and relative density, undrained cyclic compression loading triaxial tests under strain control, undrained monotonic compression loading cyclic tests under strain control, triaxial liquefaction tests under stress control. In situ LPT and other dynamic penetration tests have been performed at the investigation site.

Keywords

Drilling Gravel Holocene Pleistocene Flange 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Pallara
    • 1
  • F. Froio
    • 1
  • A. Rinolfi
    • 1
  • D. Lo Presti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural and Geotechnical EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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