Dynamic Consolidation Test on Soft Coastal Sedimentsby A. P. Michalopoulos, D'Appolonia SA, Madrid, Spain, D'Appolonia SA, Madrid, Spain,
G. Varosio, D'Appolonia SA, Madrid, Spain, D'Appolonia SA, Madrid, Spain,
G. A. Scrinzi, D'Appolonia SA, Madrid, Spain, D'Appolonia SA, Madrid, Spain,
Abstract: This paper documents an investigation of foundation improvement by dynamic consolidation for a coastal power plant site in the southern Red Sea. The investigation comprised a field test, a subsequent loading test of the soil and associated geotechnical analyses to assess the improvement in the foundation conditions after dynamic consolidation. The technique was successfully verified as a suitable improvement method for the site soft soils which consisted of loose sands, and a soft clayey layer underlain by a loose sand and gravel layer, with a total thickness of seven meters. Bearing capacity safety factors became acceptable for all footing sizes.
Subject Headings: Consolidated soils | Sediment | Dynamic tests | Field tests | Soft soils | Coastal environment | Soil stabilization | Power plants | Soil tests | Foundation settlement | Red Sea
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