Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

Vibro replacement stone columns were installed for soil improvement for the construction of a 20,000-square-foot operational storage facility in Coronado, CA. The soil improvement program was conducted to meet seismic and static performance criteria for spread footings founded on improved soil. CPT testing was conducted before and after stone column construction to verify the vibro replacement program. Comparison between pre- and post-construction CPTs showed remarkable increase in the tip resistance in loose sand layers. Accounting for densification and shear reinforcement, the anticipated post-improvement liquefaction-induced settlement was reduced significantly.

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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Vibro Replacement for Liquefaction Hazard Mitigation for Operational Storage Facility in Coronado, California, USA

San Diego, California

Vibro replacement stone columns were installed for soil improvement for the construction of a 20,000-square-foot operational storage facility in Coronado, CA. The soil improvement program was conducted to meet seismic and static performance criteria for spread footings founded on improved soil. CPT testing was conducted before and after stone column construction to verify the vibro replacement program. Comparison between pre- and post-construction CPTs showed remarkable increase in the tip resistance in loose sand layers. Accounting for densification and shear reinforcement, the anticipated post-improvement liquefaction-induced settlement was reduced significantly.