Accession Number:

ADA061404

Title:

Study of Clay Shale Slopes Along the Panama Canal. Supplemental Report. A Reanalysis of the East Culebra Slide, Panama Canal.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

265.0

Abstract:

This report was previously submitted April 1978 by the author to the University of Illinois in partial fulfillment or requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering. The reported work was conducted as an adjunct study to a long-term and broad effort entitled Study of Clay Shale Slopes Along the Panama Canal conducted by personnel of the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station under the authors supervision. The work consists of a documentation of a case history in which the occurrence and nature of initial failures or breaks were described and pin-pointed with respect to time, location, and extent the geological setting and groundwater conditions were described physical tests, with emphasis on laboratory determination of strength parameters, were conducted and back analyses were conducted along nine cross sections constructed through six initial breaks to compare the required field strength parameters with parameters determined in laboratory tests. Important results and conclusions from this Supplemental Report as well as Reports 1, 2, and 3 of the series will be presented in Report 4, which summarizes the overall study.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE