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Soil Pressure Measurement Methods: Measurement Specifics and Instruments

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Normally, stresses in soils can be measured by means of indirect or direct methods. Typically, the indirect methods involve recalculation or conversion from some other measured “indirect” parameter, for example, structure deflection, to the soil pressure against structure, i.e., strain into stress. One example is indirect determination of the lateral soil pressure exerted upon a sheetpile wall. In this case the flexural strains are carefully measured through the whole height of the wall at as many points as possible. Then the distribution of the soil pressure acting upon the wall is found by the numerical differentiation of the deflection or bending moment diagrams by taking, respectively, derivatives of the fourth or second order. Practical examples of this method are given in Tschebotarioff, (1948, 1973) and Lazebnik (1961c).

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  • Soil Mass
  • Pressure Cell
  • Soil Pressure
  • Resistance Strain Gage
  • Calibration Chamber

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Lazebnik, G.E., Tsinker, G.P. (1998). Soil Pressure Measurement Methods: Measurement Specifics and Instruments. In: Lazebnik, G.E., Tsinker, G.P. (eds) Monitoring of Soil-Structure Interaction. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5979-5_1

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