Geotechnical Aspects of Karst Terrains: Exploration, Foundation Design and Performance, and Remedial Measures

by N. Sitar, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-641-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-641-5 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 172

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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 14
Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 10-11, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The presence of solution cavities in karst terrains poses some unique problems in site exploration, design of foundations, and in remediation of problems with existing structures. Case histories represent a valuable source of information about the complexity of the potential problems and provide insight into possible solutions. The papers in this book present recent case histories of geotechnical problems typically encountered in karst terrains, including exploration, foundation design, and application of remedial measures. Sinkholes, grouting, and test procedures are covered.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Karst | Terrain | Geotechnical engineering | Quality control | Case studies | Cavitation | Mitigation and remediation


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