Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

The man-made island of Kansai International Airport is located 5 km offshore in Osaka bay and the water depth at the point is about 20 m. Thickness of the sediments beneath the island is several hundred meters, including 20 m of very soft Holocene clay layer. Huge amount of soil had been reclaimed layer over layer and the total thickness is up to 34 to 45 m. Therefore, large amount of settlement is inevitable and the average settlement forecast in the 2nd phase island over the 60 years period from the start of reclamation work is 18 m. In this paper, design and construction of 2nd phase underpass structure is discussed. The overview of construction of the airport island and settlement prediction is described first, then the idea of constructing the under water level structure while it was still above water level is introduced. The design concept of following the large displacement and method of displacement prediction is described next and verification with survey and evaluation is concluded at last.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Construction of Mass Concrete Structure Utilizing Ground Settlement from Underpass Construction in the 2nd Phase Kansai International Airport Project

Arlington, Virginia

The man-made island of Kansai International Airport is located 5 km offshore in Osaka bay and the water depth at the point is about 20 m. Thickness of the sediments beneath the island is several hundred meters, including 20 m of very soft Holocene clay layer. Huge amount of soil had been reclaimed layer over layer and the total thickness is up to 34 to 45 m. Therefore, large amount of settlement is inevitable and the average settlement forecast in the 2nd phase island over the 60 years period from the start of reclamation work is 18 m. In this paper, design and construction of 2nd phase underpass structure is discussed. The overview of construction of the airport island and settlement prediction is described first, then the idea of constructing the under water level structure while it was still above water level is introduced. The design concept of following the large displacement and method of displacement prediction is described next and verification with survey and evaluation is concluded at last.