Logan Airport Re-Visited

by W. David Carrier, III, Bromwell & Carrier Inc, Lakeland, FL, USA,
Leslie G. Bromwell, Bromwell & Carrier Inc, Lakeland, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sedimentation Consolidation Models—Predictions and Validation


The first detailed evaluation of self-weight consolidation of a large hydraulic clay fill was performed during the construction of Logan Airport in Boston nearly 40 years ago. The paper re-analyzes settlement of the fill by means of finite strain consolidation theory coupled with correlation relationships for compressibility and permeability. These new techniques allow a designer to quickly evaluate possible deposition alternatives; in particular, to consider the effect of filling rate.

Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Consolidated soils | Hydraulic fills | Clays | Foundation settlement | Case studies | Airports and airfields | Strain | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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