Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The paper describes, one of the typical cases in the construction of subterrain works in the city of Guadalajara , Jalisco; México; placed in a big landfill of pyroclastic materials, that are good aquifers that is why in the subsoil exists important hydrological resources and is the reason that when digging underground structures that exceed the groundwater level there were a lot of problems. The case presented is of one of the stretches of the tunnel for the urban electric train, that since its construction had failures; these are analyzed, the solutions implemented are described , and the behavior of the structure is shown. It concludes that the problem were due to a project based on superficial studies that did not allow to detect the unfavorable geohydraulic conditions.

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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Geotechnical Problems in the Construction of Underground Structures

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper describes, one of the typical cases in the construction of subterrain works in the city of Guadalajara , Jalisco; México; placed in a big landfill of pyroclastic materials, that are good aquifers that is why in the subsoil exists important hydrological resources and is the reason that when digging underground structures that exceed the groundwater level there were a lot of problems. The case presented is of one of the stretches of the tunnel for the urban electric train, that since its construction had failures; these are analyzed, the solutions implemented are described , and the behavior of the structure is shown. It concludes that the problem were due to a project based on superficial studies that did not allow to detect the unfavorable geohydraulic conditions.