American Society of Civil Engineers


Hydraulic Fill Structures



(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 21)

by D. J. A. Van Zyl, (editor), M.ASCE, (Welsh Engrg., 5600 S. Quebec St., Suite 319 B, Englewwood, CO 80111) and Steven G. Vick, (editor), M.ASCE, (Consultant, Box 643, Indian Hills, CO 80454)
Sponsored by the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-672-0 / 0-87262-672-5, 1988, 1076 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31509, 796865744)

Conference information: A Specialty conference; August 15-18, 1988, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I) ; Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This volume contains 53 papers covering many aspects of hydraulic fill structures with special emphasis on geotechnical issues. The papers present an excellent review of historical development, as well as art and practice of hydraulic fill structures. Papers are divided into the following main topics: keynote; excavation, transport, and deposition; material properties; static and dynamic stability; soil improvement/geosynthetics; new developments, case histories, and postnote. Papers are included on historical reviews, dredging technology and dredge spoil disposal, depositional behavior, mine backfill, tailings disposal, slurry pipelines, hydraulic fill properties and behavior and static and dynamic loading conditions, densification and improvement of hydraulic fills, artificial islands, land reclamation, and case histories of successes and failures.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Dredging
Excavation
Fills
Geosynthetics
Hydraulic properties
Slurry pipelines
Soil structures