Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The site for the U.S. Air Force 750-bed medical contingency complex which is located approximately 10 miles west of Pusan, Korea is geotechnically adverse. Approximately 30 feet of saturated loose fine sand overlies about 180 feet of Pleistocene fluvial and marine sediments. The upper 90 feet of Pleistocene sediments are in a state of under-consolidation, and moisture contents are generally higher than the liquid limits with SPT N values of about three. 30 feet of loose sand was densified by dynamic compaction and the test results indicated that foundation performance satisfied the contract specifications. A considerable economy, in both cost and time, was achieved.

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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Dynamic Compaction – An Unusual Application

The site for the U.S. Air Force 750-bed medical contingency complex which is located approximately 10 miles west of Pusan, Korea is geotechnically adverse. Approximately 30 feet of saturated loose fine sand overlies about 180 feet of Pleistocene fluvial and marine sediments. The upper 90 feet of Pleistocene sediments are in a state of under-consolidation, and moisture contents are generally higher than the liquid limits with SPT N values of about three. 30 feet of loose sand was densified by dynamic compaction and the test results indicated that foundation performance satisfied the contract specifications. A considerable economy, in both cost and time, was achieved.