Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

By drilling large diameter holes in foundation soil and digging out soils to release (or redistribute) lateral stress in subsoil so as to create new settlement, a new method, which is called stress redistribution method, has been developed for correcting inclined building on soft foundation soil. Using this method, tens buildings with inclination up to 1-2% have been corrected and resumed their normal function in Wuhan, China. Some typical case histories are selected to illustrate the sensitive, controllable, and reliable characteristics of this method. The technical problems encountered in correcting process, such as the induced settlement, its influence on neighbour building, the digging scheme adopted, etc., are analysed. Two operating procedure have been summarized based on the practice of correcting. Lastly, the possibility of correcting the inclination of the tower of Pisa is discussed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Engineering Illustrations of Correcting Building Inclination by Stress Redistribution Method

St. Louis, Missouri

By drilling large diameter holes in foundation soil and digging out soils to release (or redistribute) lateral stress in subsoil so as to create new settlement, a new method, which is called stress redistribution method, has been developed for correcting inclined building on soft foundation soil. Using this method, tens buildings with inclination up to 1-2% have been corrected and resumed their normal function in Wuhan, China. Some typical case histories are selected to illustrate the sensitive, controllable, and reliable characteristics of this method. The technical problems encountered in correcting process, such as the induced settlement, its influence on neighbour building, the digging scheme adopted, etc., are analysed. Two operating procedure have been summarized based on the practice of correcting. Lastly, the possibility of correcting the inclination of the tower of Pisa is discussed.