Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

Sesimbra is a village located on the Portuguese West coastline 70 Km South of Lisbon. It is a site of high cliffs, overlooking the sea, mainly formed by clays. The rainwater that penetrates the soil through permeable layers originates the clays sliding. Recent construction site in the area started with the execution of a retaining wall with counterforts. Some time later after a long rainy period the soil sliding created a high earth pressure on the retaining wall that originated the separation between the wall and its counterforts. The paper describes the pathology and its repair.

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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A Case of Soil Sliding in the Pathology of Retaining Structure

New York, New York

Sesimbra is a village located on the Portuguese West coastline 70 Km South of Lisbon. It is a site of high cliffs, overlooking the sea, mainly formed by clays. The rainwater that penetrates the soil through permeable layers originates the clays sliding. Recent construction site in the area started with the execution of a retaining wall with counterforts. Some time later after a long rainy period the soil sliding created a high earth pressure on the retaining wall that originated the separation between the wall and its counterforts. The paper describes the pathology and its repair.