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Field Monitoring of Active Zone and Cracked Retaining Wall
Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support
  • Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, University of Houston
  • Kalaiarasi Vembu, University of Houston
  • Navarathinarajah Ruban Sivaruban, University of Houston
  • Ömer Bilgin, University of Dayton
Document Type
Conference Paper
Publication Date
3-1-2009
Abstract
In this study, the causes of distress (crack movement) in the face panels of a 244 m (800 ft) long and 4.6 m (15 ft) high retaining wall was investigated by instrumenting the active zone adjacent to the wall. The foundation of the retaining wall was placed in a CH soil few feet below the surface and the ground water table was about 7 feet below ground. Total of three boreholes were instrumented to determine the vertical and horizontal ground movements in the active zone and to determine the variation of matric soil suction adjacent to the wall. The instrumentation included tensiometers, extensometers and an inclinometer. Two additional boreholes were instrumented with extensometers and pore-water transducers to determine the consolidation settlement. The crack opening and closing in the retaining wall panels were measured regularly.
Inclusive pages
1-8
ISBN/ISSN
9780784410233
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers
Place of Publication
Orlando, FL
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, Kalaiarasi Vembu, Navarathinarajah Ruban Sivaruban and Ömer Bilgin. "Field Monitoring of Active Zone and Cracked Retaining Wall" Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/omer_bilgin/13/