FRENCH BREAKTHROUGH IN CUT-OFF WALL CONSTRUCTION

THE PROBLEM OF FLOW-INDUCED OSCILLATION CAME TO LIGHT DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF IMMINGHAM OIL TERMINAL, ON THE SOUTH BANK OF THE HUMBER, WHERE HITHERTO UNRECOGNIZED FORCES SHOWED THEMSELVES CAPABLE OF FRACTURING LARFE PILES AND POSING A THREAT TO MAJOR STRUCTURES. ON-SITE INVESTIGATION BY JOHN MOWLEM AND CO., LTD., DESIGNER AND BUILDER OF THE IMMINGHAM TERMINAL, MADE POSSIBLE THE SAFE COMPLETION OF THE CONTRACT AND SUBSEQUENTLY A THREE-YEAR EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT AT IMMINGHAM BY CIRIA AND HAS LED TO A GREATLY INCREASED UNDERSTANDING OF THE SUBJECT. THE HYDRODYNAMIC COMPLEXITIES ARE VERY GREAT AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPORTED IN DETAIL. THIS ARTICLE CONCENTRATES UPON SOME ENGINEERING IMPLICATIONS OF THE WORK.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ground Engineering

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00233422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM