Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

This paper presents some experience gathered during the implementation of soil improvement in founding of a residential-business complex located in seismically prone area. The previously performed field and laboratory geomechanical tests proved that the geotechnical medium of the location was characterized by a high heterogeneity of soil materials with predominant presence of layers of low strength-deformability characteristics. A high underground water level and layers of fine-grained uniform sands susceptible to dynamic instability under seismic effects were observed. Such an unfavorable geotechnical situation of the given location imposed the need of improving of the natural foundation soil. The most favorable and rational solution that could provide safety and stability of structures was the use of gravel drains and well-compacted sub-base gravel layer.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Relevant Aspects of Applying Soil Improvement Method for Liquefaction Mitigation — Case Study

San Diego, California

This paper presents some experience gathered during the implementation of soil improvement in founding of a residential-business complex located in seismically prone area. The previously performed field and laboratory geomechanical tests proved that the geotechnical medium of the location was characterized by a high heterogeneity of soil materials with predominant presence of layers of low strength-deformability characteristics. A high underground water level and layers of fine-grained uniform sands susceptible to dynamic instability under seismic effects were observed. Such an unfavorable geotechnical situation of the given location imposed the need of improving of the natural foundation soil. The most favorable and rational solution that could provide safety and stability of structures was the use of gravel drains and well-compacted sub-base gravel layer.