Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

The paper presents a system of foundation for 38.0 m high monumental unique structure “ Akhsardham” on bank of “Yamuna” river at Noida ,New Delhi(India). The design is outcome of interaction of ideological requirements of Architects, Seismologist, Geotechnical and Structural engineers, as well as those empirical rules of Vastu- Shastra for religious places. The structure is typical flexible stone monument. It is located on alluvium of “Yamuna” river in seismic Zone IV of Bureau of Indian standards. The preliminary exploration report indicated liquefaction potential and suggested deep foundations. The engineering priests decided against use of steel for the structure expected to exist for 2-3 countries. The authors reviewed soil report, got quick check tests to for analysis of probability of liquefaction. Based on this studies and deliberations with the above agencies evolved economical massive foundation to fulfill requirements without compromising safety. The construction over foundation is in full swing.

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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Foundation System for “ Akshardham” to Control Deformations Related to Probable Liquefaction

New York, New York

The paper presents a system of foundation for 38.0 m high monumental unique structure “ Akhsardham” on bank of “Yamuna” river at Noida ,New Delhi(India). The design is outcome of interaction of ideological requirements of Architects, Seismologist, Geotechnical and Structural engineers, as well as those empirical rules of Vastu- Shastra for religious places. The structure is typical flexible stone monument. It is located on alluvium of “Yamuna” river in seismic Zone IV of Bureau of Indian standards. The preliminary exploration report indicated liquefaction potential and suggested deep foundations. The engineering priests decided against use of steel for the structure expected to exist for 2-3 countries. The authors reviewed soil report, got quick check tests to for analysis of probability of liquefaction. Based on this studies and deliberations with the above agencies evolved economical massive foundation to fulfill requirements without compromising safety. The construction over foundation is in full swing.