4th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (iYGEC)
Alejandría (Egipto), 2-6 de octubre de 2009
ÍNDICE DE ARTÍCULOS:
1.- Analysis of geotechnical failure modes of a caisson quay. (J. González)
1.- «Analysis of geotechnical failure modes of a caisson quay.»
Autores: J. González
Keywords: quay, caisson, failure mechanism, soil strength.
Resumen: The caissons are a solution widely used in Spain for the construction of gravity quays. The three main types of failure of these structures are the surface sliding, the bearing failure through the rock-fill berm and the deep bearing failure through the natural ground. The type of failure is governed by the value of the actions, the shear strength of the rock-fill berm and the strength of the natural soil. In the case of a failure, the knowledge of the mechanism of the failure can give us certain information about the strength of the ground if actions and rock-fill berm strength are known.