Safety appraisal and rehabilitation of a quay wall

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Abstract

The case-history of a quay wall which went on the verge of collapse and was subsequently stabilised is reported in the paper. Themain instability cause was the deepening of sea floor in front of the wall. Stabilising measures were selected taking into account the extreme sensitivity of the structure even to modest mechanical actions such those induced by construction equipment. They were implemented in successive stages specifically designed for avoiding critical stability situations. Frequent displacement measurementsduring work execution showed temporary marked increases of the rate of displacement. The stabilisation works were successfullycompleted and the quay was brought back into operation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteGeotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment : proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Pagine1797-1800
Numero di pagine4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Valore, C., & Ziccarelli, M. (2005). Safety appraisal and rehabilitation of a quay wall. In Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment : proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (pagg. 1797-1800)