Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Session End Date

5-11-1984

Abstract

This study presents the results of thrust measures on the shoring of two large excavations, located in downtown Geneva, in fine saturated soils of low capacity and great thickness. Loads were measured by regular extensometer readings, completed in one excavation by three daily readings on VSL load cells. Although the obtained measurements seem puzzling at first sight, their analysis enable to draw some useful conclusions for the design of deep retaining structures.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Thrust Evolution on the Shoring of Two Large Excavations in Geneva

St. Louis, Missouri

This study presents the results of thrust measures on the shoring of two large excavations, located in downtown Geneva, in fine saturated soils of low capacity and great thickness. Loads were measured by regular extensometer readings, completed in one excavation by three daily readings on VSL load cells. Although the obtained measurements seem puzzling at first sight, their analysis enable to draw some useful conclusions for the design of deep retaining structures.