Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Deformation and related stability problems of dikes in the western parts of Holland were for many years ascribed to creep and excess pore water pressures only. However in the spring of 1988 during a high water period in the river Rhine the so called uplift mechanism was for the first time measured in practice. It was then recognised that in some cases the problems have been caused by the uplift phenomenon. For a few years the pore water pressures and the deformations were observed in a test site. With the results of the observations a procedure was formulated for design and reconstruction.

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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Case History of an Uplift Problem

St. Louis, Missouri

Deformation and related stability problems of dikes in the western parts of Holland were for many years ascribed to creep and excess pore water pressures only. However in the spring of 1988 during a high water period in the river Rhine the so called uplift mechanism was for the first time measured in practice. It was then recognised that in some cases the problems have been caused by the uplift phenomenon. For a few years the pore water pressures and the deformations were observed in a test site. With the results of the observations a procedure was formulated for design and reconstruction.