DISCUSSION OF HYDRAULIC FILLS TO SUPPORT STRUCTURAL LOADS

EXPERIMENTS ARE REVIEWED OF THE SUCCESS OF OLD INSTALLATIONS OF HYDRAULIC FILLS OVERLYING MUD. THE DISCUSSER WAS COMMISSIONED TO ERECT ABOUT 9000 HOUSING UNITS AS PART OF THE PROGRAM FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING FOR VETERANS IN NEW YORK CITY. MOST OF THE AVAILABLE LAND WAS SALT WATER MARSH AND SANITARY FILLS. IT WAS FOUND THAT AN 18-INCH LAYER OF PUMPED-IN SAND FROM THE BAYS AND INLETS PROVIDED A STABLE SURFACE FOR SUCH STRUCTURES. IN ONE LARGE AREA, THE SAND WAS COVERED WITH SIX INCHES OF CINDERS AND TWO-STORY WOOD FRAME ARMY BARRACKS WERE SET ON CREOSOTED OLD WOOD BEAM SLEEPERS. WEDGES WERE PROVIDED TO PERMIT REALIGNMENT OF THESE LONG BUILDINGS AS SETTLEMENT DEVELOPED. HOWEVER, IN THE 10-YEAR TO 12-YEAR USE OF THESE BUILDINGS NO READJUSTMENT WAS NECESSARY. THE SAND BED PROVED TO BE A PERFECT SUPPORT FOR THESE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES. REFERENCES: HYDRAULIC FILLS TO SUPPORT STRUCTURAL LOADS, ROBERT V. WHITMAN, ASCE PROCEEDINGS PAPER 7009, JANUARY, 1970.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No SM4, PP 1478-1479, 5 REF
  • Discussers:
    • FELD, J
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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  • Accession Number: 00232882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1970 12:00AM