Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

This paper describes a soil and rock exploration program that studied three (3) alternate sites for a 2,600 foot long aluminum production facility. Based on the results of the preliminary explorations, the third side was selected, although it had the poorest geotechnical properties and would be the most expensive to develop. This site contained karst features. Therefore, the major objective of the continuing exploration and design program was the overall clarification and quantification of the degree and distribution of solution activity across the site and its effect on construction planning and operations. A detailed analysis of the subsurface geohydrology was completed. The approximate flow rates within the rock and soil were determined, because any stabilization procedures applied to specifications and recommendations were prepared for sink hole amendment for a range of conditions.

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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Siting Study for an Aluminum Plant in Central Kentucky

This paper describes a soil and rock exploration program that studied three (3) alternate sites for a 2,600 foot long aluminum production facility. Based on the results of the preliminary explorations, the third side was selected, although it had the poorest geotechnical properties and would be the most expensive to develop. This site contained karst features. Therefore, the major objective of the continuing exploration and design program was the overall clarification and quantification of the degree and distribution of solution activity across the site and its effect on construction planning and operations. A detailed analysis of the subsurface geohydrology was completed. The approximate flow rates within the rock and soil were determined, because any stabilization procedures applied to specifications and recommendations were prepared for sink hole amendment for a range of conditions.