Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

This paper describes four design and construction cases that were identified, investigated and solved at the site of a major industrial project located in Central Alberta, Canada. These consisted of cases where: (i) high artesian water pressures were encountered in a stratum that was planned to be excavated during cut and fill operations for a railway yard area, (ii) an embankment was to be built over an area that became waterlogged due to over excavation, (iii) a year round drainage system was to be provided below a railway embankment where an icing (pingo shaped) problem was encountered in winter, and (iv) bored, belled, cast-in-place concrete pile design had to be revised due to the existence of artesian pressures in layered and fractured bedrock stratum where pile bases were to be founded.

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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Design and Construction of a Railway Yard, Embankment and Foundations under Difficult Groundwater Conditions

This paper describes four design and construction cases that were identified, investigated and solved at the site of a major industrial project located in Central Alberta, Canada. These consisted of cases where: (i) high artesian water pressures were encountered in a stratum that was planned to be excavated during cut and fill operations for a railway yard area, (ii) an embankment was to be built over an area that became waterlogged due to over excavation, (iii) a year round drainage system was to be provided below a railway embankment where an icing (pingo shaped) problem was encountered in winter, and (iv) bored, belled, cast-in-place concrete pile design had to be revised due to the existence of artesian pressures in layered and fractured bedrock stratum where pile bases were to be founded.