Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

Concerning the load bearing behaviour of vertical loaded Combined Pile-Raft Foundations (CPRFs) many studies and publications are available whereas for CPRFs subjected to horizontal or inclined loads scientific results or case histories are very rare. But also for horizontal loading it is possible to obtain a very economic foundation design and to reduce the movements by using a CPRF. Following a theoretical illustration of the load bearing behaviour of a CPRF subjected to horizontal loads the paper is focused on the new exhibition hall 3 in Frankfurt am Main. With a length of 210 m, a width of 130 m and a height of 45 m it is one of the biggest exhibition halls in Europe. The high horizontal loads resulting from the arch thrust of the roof with a free span of 165 m are transferred to the subsoil by two CPRFs. The structure of the hall, the design concept of the foundation, the subsoil conditions and some aspects of construction are described. During the construction process of the hall and afterwards the foundation was observed with an extensive geotechnical measurement program. The measurement program and the results of the measurements are described and valuated.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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New Exhibition Hall 3 in Frankfurt – Case History of a Combined Pile-Raft Foundation Subjected to Horizontal Load

New York, New York

Concerning the load bearing behaviour of vertical loaded Combined Pile-Raft Foundations (CPRFs) many studies and publications are available whereas for CPRFs subjected to horizontal or inclined loads scientific results or case histories are very rare. But also for horizontal loading it is possible to obtain a very economic foundation design and to reduce the movements by using a CPRF. Following a theoretical illustration of the load bearing behaviour of a CPRF subjected to horizontal loads the paper is focused on the new exhibition hall 3 in Frankfurt am Main. With a length of 210 m, a width of 130 m and a height of 45 m it is one of the biggest exhibition halls in Europe. The high horizontal loads resulting from the arch thrust of the roof with a free span of 165 m are transferred to the subsoil by two CPRFs. The structure of the hall, the design concept of the foundation, the subsoil conditions and some aspects of construction are described. During the construction process of the hall and afterwards the foundation was observed with an extensive geotechnical measurement program. The measurement program and the results of the measurements are described and valuated.