Stability of Trenches Filled with Fluidsby Kevin L. Nash, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; King's Coll., London Univ., London, England,
Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 4, Pg. 533-542
Document Type: Journal Paper
This paper traces the historical development of the slurry trench wall. Typical slurry compositions are described and expressions are given for penetration of slurry, blowout gradient, filter cake formation, and stability analysis. Distance of penetration of the slurry trench backfilled with soil is used as a cutoff. A mechanism for determining the stability of the trench during construction is described.
Subject Headings: Trenches | Slurries | Penetration tests | Construction management | Backfills | Slurry walls | Filters | Historic buildings
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