Geotechnical characteristics and design restrictions of Tavira (Portugal) fisging port: soil improvement for vertical quays

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The geotechnical studies performed on the area of the future fishing port of Tavira, south of Portugal, demonstrate that both the stability as well as the allowable settlements of some of the structures planned were not guaranteed. In this paper, an overview of the foundation soil characteristics is outlined and some of the solutions analyzed for the particular case of some vertical quays, as well as the comparison of the results obtained with different soil improvement methods are presented. For those quays, the estimated settlements and their evolution in time are discussed, as well as the observational system to be implemented for their control and assessment of design assumptions.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationGround Improvement & Ground Control, Transport Infrastructure Development and Natural Hazards Mitigation
EditorsBuddhima Indraratna, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jayan Vinod
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
ISBN (Print)978-981-07-3577-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventInternational Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control
PublisherResearch Publishing Services


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control
Period1/01/12 → …

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