Alternative Title

Paper No. 1.33

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

Foundations of 8 Steel Oil storage tanks and two fire water tanks were proportioned limiting total settlement to 100 mm. The soil at the site consists of alternating layers of cohesive and cohesionless soils. Settlement estimates were based on currently available methods with suitable modifications to the situation met with. The tanks were load tested (Hydrotest) and settlements observed at nine locations along the periphery on tank shell base. These observed settlements are compared with the estimated values.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-8-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Case Study on Settlement of Oil Storage Tank Foundations

St. Louis, Missouri

Foundations of 8 Steel Oil storage tanks and two fire water tanks were proportioned limiting total settlement to 100 mm. The soil at the site consists of alternating layers of cohesive and cohesionless soils. Settlement estimates were based on currently available methods with suitable modifications to the situation met with. The tanks were load tested (Hydrotest) and settlements observed at nine locations along the periphery on tank shell base. These observed settlements are compared with the estimated values.