Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

For one of the major ports in India, a shallow water berth is recently constructed comprising of a diaphragm wall and pile rows to support the deck structure. The soil strata are essentially very soft clay extending to a large depth. Reclaiming land behind this structure created number of problems including mud flow. The structure was constructed after placement of fill required for reclamation. After completion of the structure, when dredging work was undertaken, it was decided to monitor the lateral movements of berths, as the dredging depth increases. For this purpose inclinometer tubes were installed in one of the diaphragm wall panels and another in one of the piles of the structure. The structure is analysed using PLAXIS finite element software and results are compare with field measurements which are in good agreements.

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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Monitoring Lateral Deflections of a Berthing Structure During Dredging — A Case Study

New York, New York

For one of the major ports in India, a shallow water berth is recently constructed comprising of a diaphragm wall and pile rows to support the deck structure. The soil strata are essentially very soft clay extending to a large depth. Reclaiming land behind this structure created number of problems including mud flow. The structure was constructed after placement of fill required for reclamation. After completion of the structure, when dredging work was undertaken, it was decided to monitor the lateral movements of berths, as the dredging depth increases. For this purpose inclinometer tubes were installed in one of the diaphragm wall panels and another in one of the piles of the structure. The structure is analysed using PLAXIS finite element software and results are compare with field measurements which are in good agreements.