Foundation Considerations in Siting of Nuclear Facilities in Karst Terrains and Other Areas Susceptible to Ground Collapse.
Technical rept. 7 Dec 78-31 Mar 81,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB
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About one-third of the continental United States is underlain by rocks that may present potential for ground collapse caused by caverns due to solution processes or mining activity. Four main functional issues concerning the integrity and proper functioning of foundations in areas with this potential are identified. They are 1 Prediction of areas where there is a potential of ground collapse, 2 detection of cavities in areas where there is a potential for collapse, 3 evaluation of structural hazards posed by cavities, and 4 treatment of cavities to remedy structural problems. This report reviews pertinent current knowledge and practice related to these issues. Author
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology