PERFORMANCE OF A FILL FOUNDATION AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK

AFTER A LANDSLIDE OF ABOUT 6.5 ACRES OCCURRED AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK, INVESTIGATIONS INDICATED THAT THE SLIDE SITE HAD BEEN A FILL AREA. BORINGS WERE TAKEN AT ANOTHER FILL AREA SOUTH OF THE SLIDE TO DETERMINE ITS STABILITY. VISUAL CLASSIFICATIONS AND NATURAL WATER CONTENT DETERMINATIONS WERE MADE ON ALL SAMPLES, AND REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES WERE TESTED FOR ATTERBERG LIMITS, SHEAR STRENGTH, AND PERCENTAGE OF CONSOLIDATION. STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE SOUTH FILL AREA INDICATED A FACTOR OF SAFETY OF ABOUT 1.0. THE INTENDED USE OF THE SOUTH FILL AREA, ATHLETIC FIELDS FOR U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, WAS APPROVED PROVIDED THAT PIEZOMETERS AND REFERENCE POINTS WERE REGULARLY OBSERVED TO ENSURE THAT NO SIGNIFICANT MOVEMENTS WERE OCCURRING. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 35-44
  • Monograph Title: SHEAR STRENGTH OF FINE-GRAINED SOILS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00236773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021960
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1974 12:00AM