Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

A geotechnical case history is a complete cycle; spread over events such as, investigation, design, execution, completion, and monitoring, of understudy project. In case histories the events are continuously monitored, evaluated, modified (if required), executed and corresponding responses / effects are recorded. Case histories help us learn from the past without living in the past, their analysis envision us to enhance practical engineering in the present and future. A geotechnical case history may be performed in an organizational framework or initiated by an interested research engineer in an individual capacity. In all circumstances; a case history would aim at exploring questions concerning processes or techniques for a future project or testing of hypotheses based on the existing theoretical concepts. A case history therefore is an important research tool for educational evaluation and practical geotechnical engineering. Availability of up-to-date data sets of geotechnical case histories covering entire spectrum; from techniques / technologies to results / effects can help reduce both cost and time of future geotechnical projects. Knowledge gained from case histories can be used to develop geotechnical analytical models for optimization of designs. This paper is a case history of “Enhancement of Bearing Capacity by Dynamic Compaction” project carried out in alluvial deposits, in Pakistan. The authors intend analyzing the project with a view to contribute towards increased understanding of improvement of alluvial deposits by dynamic compaction technique.

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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Use of Case Histories to Enhance Practical Geotechnical Engineering

Arlington, Virginia

A geotechnical case history is a complete cycle; spread over events such as, investigation, design, execution, completion, and monitoring, of understudy project. In case histories the events are continuously monitored, evaluated, modified (if required), executed and corresponding responses / effects are recorded. Case histories help us learn from the past without living in the past, their analysis envision us to enhance practical engineering in the present and future. A geotechnical case history may be performed in an organizational framework or initiated by an interested research engineer in an individual capacity. In all circumstances; a case history would aim at exploring questions concerning processes or techniques for a future project or testing of hypotheses based on the existing theoretical concepts. A case history therefore is an important research tool for educational evaluation and practical geotechnical engineering. Availability of up-to-date data sets of geotechnical case histories covering entire spectrum; from techniques / technologies to results / effects can help reduce both cost and time of future geotechnical projects. Knowledge gained from case histories can be used to develop geotechnical analytical models for optimization of designs. This paper is a case history of “Enhancement of Bearing Capacity by Dynamic Compaction” project carried out in alluvial deposits, in Pakistan. The authors intend analyzing the project with a view to contribute towards increased understanding of improvement of alluvial deposits by dynamic compaction technique.