Effects of Layer Thickness and Density on Settlement and Lateral Spreading

  title={Effects of Layer Thickness and Density on Settlement and Lateral Spreading},
  author={B. Kutter and Sivapalan Gajan and Kiran K. Manda and A. Balakrishnan},
  journal={Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering},
  • B. Kutter, Sivapalan Gajan, +1 author A. Balakrishnan
  • Published 2004
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • This paper presents the results of six large-scale centrifuge model tests that were performed to study the effect of relative density and thickness of sand layers on the amount of settlement and lateral spreading. The models included a “river” channel with clay flood banks underlain by layers of loose and dense sand of variable thickness, and a bridge abutment surcharge on one of the banks. The model container was tilted to provide an overall slope to the model. Each model was subjected to… CONTINUE READING
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