Performance of a Steel Tank Founded on a Marine Clay
For tanks on soft clays, the soil is often preloaded before tank construction to increase bearing capacity and minimize post-construction settlement. In the case history described here,...

Long Term Performance of Raft and Footing Foundations Above Clayey Silt
Two multistorey buildings have recently been constructed on a 30-m thick layer of clayey silt in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Bank of Montreal building is ten storeys high...

Settlement of an Air Cargo Structure on Soft Clay
This paper presents a case history of settlement of a light structure on San Francisco Bay Mud. Despite measured total settlements of 56 to 82 cm, the structure is still functioning 27...

Influence of Flexible Mat on Settlements of Marine Clay
Highly compressible marine clays occur extensively in coastal regions. In lieu of traditional pile or raft foundations in such weak soils, recently a flexible mat system has been developed...

The Influence of Engineering Judgement in the Settlement Analysis of a Test Fill Near Châlon-sur-Saône, France
This paper describes the settlement study for a test fill near Chalon-sur-Saone (France). The soil profile at the site comprised a silty clay layer 4.2 m thick. The elevation of the ground...

Performance of Three Large-Diameter Oil Tanks on Soft Clay
Preloading using a clay surcharge at the proposed locations of 3 large-diameter steel oil storage tanks founded on a 20-m thick stratum of soft Nile-delta silty clay produced about 1.5...

Settlement of Test Fills for Chek Lap Kok Airport

Lateral Foundation Deformations for a Marine Test Fill

Consolidation of Ground Reclaimed by Inhomogeneous Clay
A large amount of prefabricated band drain was installed to improve the ground reclaimed by soft soils at the enlargement project of the Tokyo International Airport. By analyzing data...

Consolidation Characteristics of an Offshore Clay Deposit
This paper summarizes the results from a comprehensive laboratory and in situ investigation of an offshore clay deposit in the northeastern coast of Brazil. Laboratory permeability data...

Rate of Settlement of Silt Alluvium at Trojan
Settlements of 1.83 m have been observed at the switchyard of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant over a 22-year period since 1970. Rockfill had been placed on the site, a flood plain of the...

Damage Evaluation of Building on Piers in Expansive Clay
A number of columns in the crawl space of a pier-supported structure founded in expansive clays were damaged as a result of ground movements since the building was constructed in 1975....

Settlement of Building Foundations on Clay Soil Caused by Evapotranspiration
This paper reports on the results of a field investigation and settlement monitoring program which involves five buildings founded on shallow foundations in the sensitive clay deposits...

Stress-Deformation Behavior of an Embankment on Boston Blue Clay
An 11 m high I-95 embankment was thoroughly instrumented with piezometers, settlement rods and inclinometers to measure the behavior of the underlying 40 m thick deposit of Boston Blue...

Downdrag on Piles: Review and Recent Experimentation
A review of the literature on pile downdrag is provided, within the context of a recent full-scale study involving two pile groups driven in soft clay, subsequently surcharged by a 2.5...

Prediction of Movement in Expansive Clays
The movement of expansive soils is usually due to a change of suction near the soil surface. The properties of the soil that govern the amount and rate of movement are the suction compression...

Harborside International Golf and Marina Facility

Flocculation Kinetics Using Fe(III) Coagulant to Coagulate Kaolin Clay in Water: Effects of Temperature
Flocculation kinetics using ferric nitrate as a coagulant to coagulate kaolin clay in water was examined using several experimental factors. Both the particle size distribution data obtained...

The Influence of Fines Type and Content on Cyclic Strength

Application of Fracture Mechanics to Soils: An Overview

 

 

 

 

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