Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 65, PT. 3

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 65, PT. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...being comparatively green, had to support the entire pressure of the earth, which it did without showing the least sign of weakness. Mr. Meyer. Mr. C. H. Meyer directed attention to the case of retaining walls which frequently had to support bad ground, such as mud or other treacherous material, especially dock or river retaining walls. He could name several cases where treacherous ground of this nature exerted what might be looked upon as fluid pressure to a high degree, not at, all to be compared with that caused by shingle or even weak clay, and where the weight of the material was from 100 to 120 lbs. per cubic foot. He thought that mud was so little to be depended on, that in the long run it would have no angle of repose, that was without tendency to exert pressure by slipping, short of almost horizontality, or where it would not exert lateral pressure by an inability to bear its own weight without squeezing, and he should much like to know the Author's views on such a case. Mr. Prince. Mr. H. Prince had been much surprised to find the profession accepting the principle that piles in a foundation were for the purpose of carrying weight; that they transmitted directly the weight of a structure through a soft unreliable stratum to a more solid one below; or in other words, that piles were looked upon as Mr. Prince' so many legs on which the structure was to stand. This appeared to be a mistaken and unscientific theory. He had been taught, and still maintained, that the object to be kept in view in using piles in a foundation was the consolidation of the strata or soil on which the structure was to rest. The portion of strata to be consolidated was first surrounded with sheet piling to prevent lateral escape, and in the soil thus...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973429
  • 9781236973429