Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

The field performance of the foundation systems recently practiced in the soft ground of Khulna region to solve the geotechnical engineering problems is described in this paper. The foundation systems adopted to construct the structures in Khulna Medical College, Khulna University, BIT Khulna and a Six-vent regulator on Passur River at Fakirhat are considered for study. In Khulna Medical College project, a shallow foundation system using Geotextilies at the foundation base was employed, while in Khulna University and BIT Khulna, a foundation system using replacing the soft compressible soil layer by compacted sand was used. The soft compressible soil at the site of the constructed six-vent regulator on Passur River at Fakirhat was improved by the installation of sand piles by drydisplacement method. The performance was measured in terms of the improvement of ground strength and the long-term settlement monitored in the field. It is observed that the performance of the adopted systems is quite satisfactory. However, in some cases the foundation systems do not work as per design and requirements.

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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The field performance of the foundation systems recently practiced in the soft ground of Khulna region to solve the geotechnical engineering problems is described in this paper. The foundation systems adopted to construct the structures in Khulna Medical College, Khulna University, BIT Khulna and a Six-vent regulator on Passur River at Fakirhat are considered for study. In Khulna Medical College project, a shallow foundation system using Geotextilies at the foundation base was employed, while in Khulna University and BIT Khulna, a foundation system using replacing the soft compressible soil layer by compacted sand was used. The soft compressible soil at the site of the constructed six-vent regulator on Passur River at Fakirhat was improved by the installation of sand piles by drydisplacement method. The performance was measured in terms of the improvement of ground strength and the long-term settlement monitored in the field. It is observed that the performance of the adopted systems is quite satisfactory. However, in some cases the foundation systems do not work as per design and requirements.