Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

The paper discusses studies undertaken to identify the cause(s) for differential settlements experienced by a large floating roof tank. The studies included an evaluation of existing subsurface and tank performance data, additional subsurface exploration and laboratory test programs, a monitoring program during the restricted use of the tank and recommended remedial measures to allow full use of the tank. It is concluded that the affected portion of the tank was sited over a thicker and more compressible soil layer than the remaining portions and that releveling by mudjacking would allow unrestricted future use of the tank.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Evaluation of a Differentially Settled Tank

The paper discusses studies undertaken to identify the cause(s) for differential settlements experienced by a large floating roof tank. The studies included an evaluation of existing subsurface and tank performance data, additional subsurface exploration and laboratory test programs, a monitoring program during the restricted use of the tank and recommended remedial measures to allow full use of the tank. It is concluded that the affected portion of the tank was sited over a thicker and more compressible soil layer than the remaining portions and that releveling by mudjacking would allow unrestricted future use of the tank.