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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-291
...AN INVESTIGATION OF LONG-TERM STABILITY OF A SOIL NAILED EXCAVATION USING CENTRIFUGE MODELLING Alun M.C. Jones1 and Michael C.R Davies2 ABSTRACT Soil nailing is an earth retaining technique used to stabilise existing slopes and support excavations. The stability post construction can change due to...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-306
...ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND ROAD EMBANKMENT REPAIR WITH ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT POLYSTYRENE Russell G Brown! ABSTRACT Significant cost savings, rapid construction, improved safety and reduced environmental damage are the key advantages of this innovative solution to road embankment failures. The solution...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-292
... ABSTRACT: The intention of this paper is to present the construction method used to build the underground road crossing, that is a part of the revamping project of "Praa XV", in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and discuss the monitoring results obtained through instrumentation data. An alternative...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-266
.... renovation east university international conference geological condition rockfall ljubljana grade 5 Earthquake Hazard Reservoir Characterization earthquake effect territory Slovenia information Earthquake sediment Posocje construction foundation landscape landslide Vidrih THE INFLUENCE...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-271
..., the drainage path provided by stone columns accelerates the rate of residual settlement due to consolidation. The paper gives the design and construction methods of stone columns and highlights the errors that can affect stone columns. Two case studies of stone column failure are presented in detail...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-287
... ABSTRACT: This paper describes the design and construction of a 12m long underpass project and the problems encountered during construction. The underpass has an opening of 9m × 5m passes through an existing railway embankment. The underpass is located at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin in the city of...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-277
... reduction of the liquefaction potential. Based on the results a preloading time before construction of permanent structures was recommended. INTRODUCTION The study described herein was carried out in the context of an engineering design study for a highway, the New Egnatia Road. Purpose of the study was to...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-267
... BRIDGE APPROACH SUPPORTED ON EMBANKMENT PILES Sek-Kwan Tang and Thian-Loke Lim1 ABSTRACT Building a high embankment on soft alluvial deposits within the constraint of a short construction period has always posed challenges to geotechnical engineers. Other than stability, settlement of the...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-293
... ABSTRACT: Shear strength of clays will generally increase with consolidation under load. Large embankments on soft clays can be constructed by adopting a staged construction approach utilising the strength increase associated with consolidation. This paper presents a case history of a staged...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-322
...NEW APPROACHES TO REINFORCED EARTH CONSTRUCTION Konstantin Sh. Shadunts1, Oleg Y. Eschenko2 ABSTRACT The paper discusses the possibility of using the principles of bionics for designing reinforced earth embankments. Practical usage and novelty of proposed approach are shown on the example of number...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-352
... stabilizers instead of the traditionally used lime and lime-cement mixtures. INTRODUCTION Nowadays road and railway construction in Scandinavia is carried out more and more often on soil with low bearing capacity, especially on the coastal areas. Also most of the new housing areas are located near city...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-318
...) design of wharf structures, land reclamation materials and techniques, settlement and stability of reclamation embankments and settlement monitoring equipment, pavement design and construction, and design for earthquake forces. INTRODUCTION In western Asia, industrial growth requires improved methods of...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-314
... Geotechnical Research Group at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC). Over a period of 13 years, a total of 13 significant full scale walls have been constructed. All of the structures were surcharge loaded to stress levels well in excess of working load conditions and in several cases were taken to...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-463
..., with the basal failure plane within the plastic clay (CH). Stabilization of two large earth flows in Lane County, Oregon, Figure 1, affecting rural arterials, has been achieved through the construction of a network of drainage trenches. The area of southern Lane County is in the transition zone between...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-438
... examines the peculiarities of landslides resulting from the influence of human activities in the Far East, analyses the landslide danger to urban constructions, and evaluates experience in the engineering protection of the territory from landslides. It profoundly analyses landslide processes, structure...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-348
... trenches or hanging overhead as HT lines. So, the responsible São Paulo Power Company developed a project of a tunnel - whose construction was concluded in October 1999 - for carrying a 345 kV cable along 5,4 km under highly urbanized areas of the city. Among several avenues, streets and squares of densely...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-324
...MINIMISING THE EFFECT OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE QR EMBANKMENTS AT THE SOUTHBANK DEVELOPMENT Burt G. Look1 and Sean J. Gray 2 ABSTRACT The South East Transit Project (SETP) involved the construction of a dedicated busway that connects the southern suburbs of Brisbane to the central business district...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-459
... ABSTRACT: The geomechanical models for slope design, which was mainly based on shear strength parameters estimated by using RMR classification system, are compared with the real post Ð construction conditions of cuts. The results of this study show that RMR classification system generally...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-315
...CAPPING OF A SILT POND FILLED WITH SILTY-CLAY SLURRY J. Wei1, G.P. Karunaratne2, L.H. Lim3, S.H. Chew4, S.A. Tan2, S.K. Cheng5, W.H. Ho6, K.C. Chua7, and I. Lourdesamy8 ABSTRACT In the early days of the construction industry in Singapore, sand quarries operating in the Old Alluvium formation...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-319
... ABSTRACT: The construction of a bridge crossing over the Mekong River within the delta region has presented a major challenge to designers and contractors. This paper deals with the embankment design works undertaken which were based on best available investigation technology, incorporated...

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