Modeling Settlements of an Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Sideslope Using an Earthen Surcharge Pile
This paper discusses the results of a large-scale field compressibility test completed on municipal solid waste (MSW). The test consisted of surcharging the waste mass with an earthen...

Nonlinear Three Dimensional Analysis of Downdrag on Pile Groups
The downdrag on pile groups was investigated by using a numerical analysis and an analytical study. The emphasis was on quantifying the reduction of downdrag on piles in a group due to...

Settlement Prediction for Driven Piles and Pile Groups
Various methods of settlement prediction are reviewed for single piles and pile groups, and it is demonstrated that several of the methods give similar results. It is also found that the...

Settlement Analysis for 450 Meter Tall KLCC Towers
The site evaluation and settlement analysis performed for the two tallest buildings in the world currently under construction, are described. The site evaluation resulted in shifting building...

Vibration Induced Settlement From Blast Densification and Pile Driving
This paper describes settlement and vibration environments produced by two construction activities, blast densification and pile driving. Blasting is of interest because of the significant...

Movement of Foundations on Rock
This paper reviews methods for estimating the settlement of vertically loaded foundations on rock, with particular emphasis on shallow and piled foundations in and on soft rock....

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...

Stabilization and Expansion of Historic Navy Pier

Case Study of Navy Pier Pile Foundation Installation

Offshore Rescue
Restoration of wastewater ocean outfalls can be difficult, dangerous and environmentally challenging. Two recent projects, however, serve as examples of innovative outfall rehab. The first...

Graphite Prestressed Piles and Fiberglass Prestressed Pilecaps for U.S. Navy Pier at California

Graphite Prestressed Concrete Deck for Navy Facilities

Bridge to the Future
The experimental Roize Bridge, near Grenoble, France, features an innovative composite space truss and unique modular construction methods for efficiency and economy. The Roize Bridge...

Fast Foundation for Soft Clay
This article describes the detailed foundation work and high-capacity piling design for a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) retrofit system for the Lambton Generation Station in Ontario,...

Input for Seismic Design of Major Structures
Effective seismic input considering the soil-structure interaction or soil-pile-structure interaction is presented. This approach takes the seismic wave as primitive input and considers...

Tension Pile Test
The California Department of Transportation is conducting FULL SCALE AXIAL LOAD TESTS of 34 piles. This research project/proof test is being jointly conducted by public agencies (Caltrans...

Predicting Turbine-Generator Foundation Vibrations
Two of the major considerations in the design of large turbine-generator foundations are to maintain the proper shaft alignment and to limit the vibration of the machine during operation....

In Situ Testing Performed at Jackson Lake Dam
Jackson Lake Dam was rehabilitated from 1986 to 1988 to increase seismic stability. Final foundation improvements consisted of dynamic compaction and mixed inplace soil cement columns....

Seismic Rehabilitation of Sardis Dam
Extensive subsurface investigation of the embankment dam revealed the existence of a weak layer of silt and soft clay in the original topstratum clay underlaying the upstream shell of...

MASSPORT Modernization
Construction began last fall on the Massachusetts Port Authority (MASSPORT) upgrade of the 50-year-old Paul W. Conley Terminal in Boston. When completed in 1994, this timber-pile-supported...

 

 

 

 

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