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Technical paper: Settlement parameters of Dublin Black Boulder clay

ER Farrell BA, BAI, MS, CEng FIEI, MICE Trinity College, Dublin. This paper was first published in GE’s July 1989 edition.

In situ and laboratory consolidation tests of the stony and difficult to sample Dublin Black Boulder clay are compared and a relationship developed for estimation of settlement beneath foundations. Such estimates will be needed for major structures when Eurocode EC7 is introduced in 1992.

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