The Bering Sea Maritime Delimitation Dispute
A treaty forged in friendship is now the subject of dispute between two rival superpowers. The 1867 Convention Treaty in which Russia ceded Northwestern America to the United States for...

Variation of Undrained Settlement for Saturated Cohesive Subsoils

Snow Management Practices for Increasing Soil Water Reserves in Frozen Prairie Soils
It is demonstrated that stubble management practices can be used to increase snowcover accumulations in the Canadian Prairies. However, the potential for significant increasing soil water...

Design Implications of Subsoil Thawing

Foundations on Strong Sand Overlying Weak Sand
The ultimate bearing capacity of footings on subsoil consisting of a strong sand layer overlying a weak sand deposit was investigated. A theory was developed and then results predicted....

Mapping and Predicting Soil Properties: Theory
The problem of assessment of distribution and variation of random subsoil properties and conditions from available sets of field and laboratory measurement is treated in detail. Distinction...

Probabilistic Soil Exploration: Case History
Probability concepts are applied to the interpretation of soil exploration data at a site where failure in a weak layer is considered probable. The subsoil is modeled as a two-class material...

New York's Glacial Lake Formation of Varved Silt and Clay
The principal and distinct subsoil of New York City is a varved glacial lake formation. While this formation has been considered, for many years, unsatisfactory for the support of heavy...

Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay Highway — Lessons in Arctic Design and Construction
Construction of roads on muskeg over perennially frozen subsoils is becoming increasingly common in the arctic and subarctic regions of North America due to recent emphasis on development...

Uncertainty, Safety, and Decision in Soil Engineering
Probability and decision theory are used to solve the decision problems in subsoil exploration, design of a foundation on clay, and design of a foundation on sand. The uncertainties that...

An Approach to O|u = 0 Analysis for Stage Construction
In the two-stage construction of an embankment, if rapid construction occurs in the second stage, a stability analysis can be performed for the finished height of the embankment using...

Analysis of Load-Bearing Fills over Soft Subsoils
The protection afforded soft subsoils by the stress-distributing characteristics of load-bearing fills is examined. Using recently developed finite element techniques of analysis, including...

Precompression for Improving Foundation Soils
The precompression of weak and compressible subsoils, with or without vertical sand drains to accelerate consolidation, to increase their strength and to decrease postconstruction settlements...

Research Needs Regarding Sediment and Urbanization
Sediment derived from construction in areas of urban growth has profound impact on downstream channels and water resources. Such sediment pollution is usually much more dynamic and intense...

Foundation Rebound at Dos Amigos Pumping Plant
In a deep excavation, the subsoils rebound or heave as a function of depth, soil properties, and environment. To date, foundation rebound cannot be predicted from laboratory tests with...

Stability of an Overfall Founded on Permeable Soils
The criteria for the stability of an overfall founded on permeable soils are examined. The magnitude of escape velocity (exit gradient) due to both subsoil and surface flows is taken as...

Subsoils and Foundation Design in Richmond, VA
The engineering properties of the subsoil in Richmond, Va. are analyzed on the basis of laboratory tests of undisturbed samples. It is shown that the strength of the massive clay and sand-clay...

Methods Of Estimating Settlement
Methods of predicting how much a structure will settle because of the compression of saturated soil under the structure are examined, based on both theoretical considerations and experimental...

Effect of Preconsolidation of Settlements
By a theoretical investigation and by settlement analysis and observations on a large oil tank, it is shown that the ratio between the settlements along the periphery and in the center...

Houston's Jetero Airport: Development of Airport Terminal and Related Areas
Houston's intercontinental classification airport will be constructed on a completely undeveloped tract of land located 15 miles north of the central business district. This...

 

 

 

 

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