Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

In this work the origin and the causes of the earth fissures activation are discussed. They have appeared frequently in Ciudad Guzman (Guzman City). This city is located in a transition zone between basal rock elevations and the southeastern edge of the Graven of Zapotlan which is part of the Graven of Colima. The appearance of fissures produces damages such as: settlements and fractures in buildings, breakage and displacement of pipes for sanitary drainage, water and telephonical network, crackings and settlements in pavements, etc. Finally, four typical cases of fissure aparition and their consequences are presented. A serie of recommendation that have been implemented in order to mitigate the damaged caused by this phenomenon are commented.

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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Geotechnical Analysis of the Formation of Earth Fissures at Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco

New York, New York

In this work the origin and the causes of the earth fissures activation are discussed. They have appeared frequently in Ciudad Guzman (Guzman City). This city is located in a transition zone between basal rock elevations and the southeastern edge of the Graven of Zapotlan which is part of the Graven of Colima. The appearance of fissures produces damages such as: settlements and fractures in buildings, breakage and displacement of pipes for sanitary drainage, water and telephonical network, crackings and settlements in pavements, etc. Finally, four typical cases of fissure aparition and their consequences are presented. A serie of recommendation that have been implemented in order to mitigate the damaged caused by this phenomenon are commented.