<p>Sample quality has a direct influence on the results of geo-mechanical parameters obtained in laboratory and in situ tests, potentially causing serious technical and economic consequences. In the study of soft soil behavior using laboratory tests, it is important to evaluate, and be able to quantify sample quality, and if necessary and possible, to corr...
Comprehensive research has been carried out by the Geotechnical Group (GEGEP) of the Federal University of Pernambuco in the soft clay deposits in Northeastern Brazil near the city of Recife. This paper presents the results of important geotechnical investigations of soft clays in two areas within the Suape Port and Industrial Complex. The geotechnical parameter...
In the design and evaluation of the behavior of embankments on soft clay foundations, geotechnical
characterization, along with instrumentation for measurements involving pore pressure and displacements (vertical and
horizontal), are required in order to efficiently elaborate a construction. This paper presents the results of stability analysis,
The accurate performance of instrumentation is fundamental to the adequate use of the results obtained from
analyzing the behavior of constructions of embankments on soft soils. When evaluating embankment behavior, the
geotechnical instrumentation for pore pressure and vertical and horizontal displacements measurements can be an
extremely useful tool, includi...