Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

A case history of hydrostatic pressure development along the soil-structure interfaces of a water retaining structure is discussed in this paper to illustrate the use of instrumentation to verify expected performance during construction. For the project described, the development of hydrostatic pressure along the soil-structure interface during and after head pond watering was monitored using pneumatic piezometers. Monitoring of the piezometers detected a high hydrostatic pressure caused by a leaky contraction joint seal. Subsequent repair of the seal reduced water levels along the interface to expected levels, resulting in successful operation of the facility.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Hydrostatic Pressure at a Soil-Structure Interface

A case history of hydrostatic pressure development along the soil-structure interfaces of a water retaining structure is discussed in this paper to illustrate the use of instrumentation to verify expected performance during construction. For the project described, the development of hydrostatic pressure along the soil-structure interface during and after head pond watering was monitored using pneumatic piezometers. Monitoring of the piezometers detected a high hydrostatic pressure caused by a leaky contraction joint seal. Subsequent repair of the seal reduced water levels along the interface to expected levels, resulting in successful operation of the facility.