CONSTRUCTION OF A FILL BY A MUD DISPLACEMENT METHOD

A HIGHWAY FILL WAS CONSTRUCTED ACROSS AN OPEN WATER COVE ON THE WEST SIDE OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY BY DISPLACING THE UNDERLYING SOFT MUD TO DEPTHS OF AS MUCH AS 60 FT. BY THE WEIGHT OF THE PLACED FILL. VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION METHODS WERE ATTEMPTED AND A METHOD OF OBTAINING REASONABLY UNIFORM MUD DISPLACEMENT DEVELOPED. THE FILL FAILURES WERE ANALYZED AND THE FACTORS AFFECTING THESE FAILURES EVALUATED. THE MEASURED SETTLEMENTS AND PORE PRESSURES ARE PRESENTED AND EVALUATED. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HIGHWAY AFTER THREE YEARS OF USE IS GIVEN. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 41, pp 591-610, 11 FIG, 4 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Weber, W G
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 1962
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1970 12:00AM