A Guide to Soil Mechanics by Malcolm Bolton (auth.)

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8 tonnes/m 3 , which is 121 tonnes. By compensating for the weight of the structure in this way, the underlying soils are not compressed any further than they were before building started. The only deformation encountered as the INTRODUCTION 19 bungalow went up must have been due to the peat being pushed back down after its previous small rebound due to the excavation above. This deformation probably caused the teething troubles that were referred to the builder before the crisis. With such a design the bungalow would have been perfectly safe on the gravel or on the peat, or on any mixture of the two, except in the case of a draw-down in the groundwater level.

The first set consists of gauge water pressures u, which give rise to standpipe water rises h = uhw above the point concerned; these are particularly useful in problems of statics. The second set is typified by standpipe rises h above a constant arbitrary datum, and they can be referred to as 'excess' pore-water pressures ii = 'Ywh; they are particularly useful in problems concerning the flow of water. 5, and the actual pressure head h 1 , it is necessary to know only the position of the point in question above the datum that was used to arrive at the excess head, that is, h 1 = ht - dt .

Practice would reduce this considerably. After finishing, each equipotential can be labelled with its particular excess head over datum. 09 m 3 js or roughly 5 tonnes per minute.

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