Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

Accurate monitoring of settlement beneath the main structures of a nuclear power plant not only demonstrates the stability of the structures, but also confirms predicted settlements, thereby verifying the geotechnical parameters used in the design. At the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station near Port Gibson, Mississippi, rebound and settlement monitoring has been continuous since the start of site excavation in 1974. As a result, actual settlements have been shown to be close to the predicted levels. This paper discusses the planning, installation and monitoring of the settlement instrumentation and reviews the factors that were important to the choice of instrumentation.

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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Foundation Movement Monitoring of Heavy Structures – A Case History

Accurate monitoring of settlement beneath the main structures of a nuclear power plant not only demonstrates the stability of the structures, but also confirms predicted settlements, thereby verifying the geotechnical parameters used in the design. At the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station near Port Gibson, Mississippi, rebound and settlement monitoring has been continuous since the start of site excavation in 1974. As a result, actual settlements have been shown to be close to the predicted levels. This paper discusses the planning, installation and monitoring of the settlement instrumentation and reviews the factors that were important to the choice of instrumentation.