UMASS Amherst

The site is on a deep varved clay deposit (Connecticut Valley Varved Clay) on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. A considerable body of data from field testing with a variety of tools is available, as well as a number of deep foundation tests, and some laboratory data, including simple shear tests.


Pullout testing of a small diameter drilled shaft in stiff cohesive soil
Lateral load testing of a drilled shaft in stiff cohesive soil
View of drilled shafts and UNH drill rig performing self-boring pressuremeter tests
Extrusion of a large diameter clay sample using the Laval sampler

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