Stabilization of an Ore Pile by Drainage

by K. Terzaghi,
R.B. Peck,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-13

Document Type: Journal Paper


Instability of track supporting one end of ore bridge in steel plant was caused by excess porewater pressure in layer of silt; successful permanent system of vacuum wellpoints was installed after preliminary field tests demonstrated feasibility of draining silt in this manner.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Piles | Silt | Steel bridges | Soil pressure | Bridge tests | Layered soils | Pore water | Pore pressure

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