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Title: Standard penetration tests : Reid Bedford Bend, Mississippi River
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1950 -
Mississippi River
Reid Bedford Bend
Revetment failure
Flow failure
Soil liquefaction
River banks
Bank stabilization
Soil mechanics
Soil investigation
Sandy soils
Soft soils
Standard penetration tests
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 5-5.
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: The early history and developments of Reid Bedford Bend have been presented in Volume 1 and Appendix A of the Potamology Investigation Report No. 5-2, entitled "Field Investigation of Reid Bedford Bend Revetment, Mississippi River," dated November 1948. This report presents the results of penetration tests made at Reid Bedford Bend. These tests were conducted as part of boring operations to obtain additional information on the types and distribution of soils in the vicinity of one of the bank failures at Reid Bedford Bend. Serious riverbank failures have occurred at Reid Bedford Bend. The various types of failures which may have taken place and their actual mechanics are discussed in Appendix A of the report referred to above. Of all the types discussed, failures by flow or liquefaction are considered by some to be most probable. In order for a sand to become momentarily liquefied, it is believed that it must be in a loose state initially. The purpose of these tests was to determine qualitatively, if possible, the density of the sands adjacent to the failure scar at Range 48. This report describes the standard penetration test and presents all data obtained during the field investigation. Only broad, qualitative and tentative conclusions are drawn, as the field investigation has not been completed at this time.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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