Ground conditions around an old tunnel in London clay

Susan Gourvenec, R.J. Mair, M.D. Bolton, K. Soga

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    This paper reports the findings of a field study of the ground conditions around an old tunnel in London Clay at a greenfield site in Kennington, South London. Ground conditions were identified from a borehole investigation incorporating a programme of in situ pore water pressure monitoring, geotechnical testing and sampling. Additionally, laboratory classification of the samples and a suite of high-quality triaxial tests were carried out. The results of this investigation are presented and discussed in conjunction with published London Clay data. The presence of a tunnel beneath the site allowed the investigation of its influence on the local soil and groundwater conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-33
    JournalProceedings of the ICE : Geotechnical Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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