Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Thee ground failure presented in the paper, occurred in 1986, in the foundation ground, of a ten storyed block of flats, consisting of Bahlui structured dilatant clay, normally consolidated. The foundation ground rupture, by plastic yielding, begin shortly after an accidental drowning of the basement. Before this accident, the building had not presented any signs of evolutive settlements processes. The paper presents the consolidation measures taken to stop the progressive yielding of the ground beneath the foundations. Results of tests pointed out the dilatant behavior and the sensitivity to moistening of the Bahlui clays, during the shear process.

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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Ground Failure and Remedial Measures at a Block of Flats

St. Louis, Missouri

Thee ground failure presented in the paper, occurred in 1986, in the foundation ground, of a ten storyed block of flats, consisting of Bahlui structured dilatant clay, normally consolidated. The foundation ground rupture, by plastic yielding, begin shortly after an accidental drowning of the basement. Before this accident, the building had not presented any signs of evolutive settlements processes. The paper presents the consolidation measures taken to stop the progressive yielding of the ground beneath the foundations. Results of tests pointed out the dilatant behavior and the sensitivity to moistening of the Bahlui clays, during the shear process.