Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

The paper presents a case study of a supported excavation in a deep soft lacustrine soil deposit located in the city of Constance, southern Germany. Besides demonstrating the construction aspect, the field measurement and monitoring results of the excavation project, the paper illustrates a back analysis of the project using the finite element method. It was revealed that in addition to the understanding of the soil behaviour, the soil-structure-interaction behaviour, and their simulation using an advanced constitutive soil models, the understanding and simulation of each detail of the construction process is also equally important. The study underlines the important of performing a 3D- analysis for reasonably prediction of the soil movement in and around excavations, or at least the inclusion of the 3D effect in the 2D analysis of the excavation.

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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Excavation in Deep Soft Lacustrine Soil Deposit

New York, New York

The paper presents a case study of a supported excavation in a deep soft lacustrine soil deposit located in the city of Constance, southern Germany. Besides demonstrating the construction aspect, the field measurement and monitoring results of the excavation project, the paper illustrates a back analysis of the project using the finite element method. It was revealed that in addition to the understanding of the soil behaviour, the soil-structure-interaction behaviour, and their simulation using an advanced constitutive soil models, the understanding and simulation of each detail of the construction process is also equally important. The study underlines the important of performing a 3D- analysis for reasonably prediction of the soil movement in and around excavations, or at least the inclusion of the 3D effect in the 2D analysis of the excavation.