Date of Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mattei, Norma Jean
Barbe, Donald E.
McCorquodale, J. Alex
Nataraj, Mysore S.
In the design of tank foundations several design techniques are considered. This study focuses on grade supported tanks constructed under an extensive preload and instrumentation program. Settlement estimation methods were performed and compared to field instrumentation data taken at the project sites. Three project sites were selected for this study. The geotechnical investigations were performed by Eustis Engineering Services, L.L.C. and included both undisturbed soil borings and cone penetrometer tests. Conclusions were made about the accuracy of the calculations and how assumptions affect the settlement computation results.
Scherer, Rebecca Elizabeth, "Settlement Analyses of Grade Supported Tanks Constructed with the Use of Prefabricated Wick Drains and an Earth Preload" (2011). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1345.