American Society of Civil Engineers


LNG Tanks at Damietta on Drilled Shafts Designed and Tested Using Mnard PMT


by Jean-Yves Boumedi, (Department Head, Bouygues-Travaux Publics, Le Challenger, St. Quentin en Yvelines, France E-mail: jy.boumedi@bouygues-construction.com), Jean-Pierre Baud, (CEO, Eurogeo, Avrainville, France E-mail: baud@eurogeo.fr), and Bruno Radiguet, (Head, Design Office, Bouygues-Travaux Publics, Le Challenger, St. Quentin en Yvelines, France E-mail: b.radiguet@bouygues-construction.com)
Section: In Situ Testing, pp. 103-110, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41022(336)14)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations
Abstract: The Damietta Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank farm is situated in the lower Nile Valley, in an area prone to earthquakes. The design of the piles was based on a combination of various in situ surveys, using mainly Ménard PMT. The results of vertical and horizontal load tests showed good agreement with predictions based on Ménard PMT direct design methods.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Drilled shafts
Natural gas
Egypt
Earthquakes