Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

There was an interesting discussion during the designing stage of one of the future skyscrapers in Sofia – is the soil basement reliable enough if it is true the hypotheses for a fold under the construction place? The substantial geotechnical report doesn’t give answers to this question but the geological profiles suggest to us about an appearance of fold. Topographic and historical specifics of the area are supporting the same unsuitable idea. The additional geophysics investigations clearly establish a lack of fold displacements under the place during the Quaternary period. The zone has high seism and an individual seismic ratio is calculated and presented. The geophysics and geologic profiles are compared too. According the summary estimation there is not active fold under the construction place in spite of obvious existing conditions. Dynamic soil protection caused by the deep pile foundation is estimated.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Example for Risk Estimation of Fault Appearance under the Place of Designed Skyscraper in Sofia

San Diego, California

There was an interesting discussion during the designing stage of one of the future skyscrapers in Sofia – is the soil basement reliable enough if it is true the hypotheses for a fold under the construction place? The substantial geotechnical report doesn’t give answers to this question but the geological profiles suggest to us about an appearance of fold. Topographic and historical specifics of the area are supporting the same unsuitable idea. The additional geophysics investigations clearly establish a lack of fold displacements under the place during the Quaternary period. The zone has high seism and an individual seismic ratio is calculated and presented. The geophysics and geologic profiles are compared too. According the summary estimation there is not active fold under the construction place in spite of obvious existing conditions. Dynamic soil protection caused by the deep pile foundation is estimated.