DRDC Suffield Soil Laboratory Program - Progress Report - Piston and Onager Sites

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Authors
  1. Barchard, J.
  2. Kupper, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited, Edmonton Alta (CAN)
Abstract
AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited (AMEC) was retained by Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) Suffield to carry out laboratory testing on soil samples from prairie soil samples from the Mine Effects Site near Building 148 on the Experimental Proving Ground at DRDC Suffield. AMEC's geotechnical laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta received three large, bag soil samples in late October 2003 for DRDC's Piston, Onager East and Onager West sites. The following laboratory tests were requested by DRDC: 1. Determination of water content of soil samples; 2. Preparation of compacted samples in range of natural water contents; 3. Consolidation tests using ASTM D2435 on two samples; and 4. Triaxial undrained tests (CUP) using ASTM D4767 on three samples. A typical range of natural water contents of 13 to 19 percent was provided to AMEC by DRDC Suffield for similar soil at these sites. For testing, compacted samples were prepared at water contents within the natural water content range, with target water contents of approximately 15 percent. Results are provided according to American Standard Testing Methods (ASTM) standards where applicable. Results for the Triaxial undrained tests (CUP) using ASTM D4767 on three samples are provided in CR 2004-138, DRDC Soil Laboratory Program Triaxial Test Results – Onager Site.
Keywords
Consolidation;Triaxial undrained;compaction;soil samples;water
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-CR-2004-112;AMEC/EEL-BX02777 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2004
Number of Pages
34
DSTKIM No
CA026097
CANDIS No
523857
Format(s):
CD ROM

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