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The paper describes two-large scale load tests performed on a square-rigid foundation, 1m side, resting on a sand bed of 4.6 by 4.6m in a plan and 3m deep. Two samples of Ticino sand were reconstructed at two different densities. The observed settlements have been compared to those inferrred from a conventional computational method. The load displacement curves have been compared to those inferred from load tests performed in Calibration Chamber on rigid plate embedded in the same sand.

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Authors: ISIS, ;JRC-ISPRA (IT),
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2nd International Symposium on Pre-Failure Characteristics of geomaterial, Turin (IT), 27-29th September (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911452 / Last updated on: 1999-10-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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