SAFETY AND FACTORS OF SAFETY IN TRENCH CONSTRUCTION

SOIL TRENCH CAVE-INS HAVE BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION HAZARD. PRESENT STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION IS SHOWN TO BE INADEQUATE BY EXAMPLE CALCULATIONS OF SAFETY FACTORS AND REFERENCE TO KNOWN SOIL BEHAVIOR. SPECIFICALLY, THE TERM 'ANGLE OF REPOSE' REFERRED TO IN MOST CODES IS SHOWN TO BE MEANINGLESS AND DANGEROUSLY MISLEADING. METHODS USED IN CURRENT RESEARCH ON THIS PROBLEM IN IOWA ARE DESCRIBED. /AUTHOR/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 17-22
  • Monograph Title: Symposium: Safety Factors in Soil Engineering
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00232666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:44AM