The geotechnical analyses identified the overall stability and failure mechanism of the cell, and subsequently evaluated the excess capacity available in non-ruptured parts of the cell during the interim reconstruction process. In addition, the structural and geotechnical safety during the reconstruction of the cell was assessed.
Analyses with both the CCELL software and PLAXIS were utilized in order to determine cell interlock tension and the conditions for various failure mechanisms such as bursting, a slip along the vertical center-plane of the cell, horizontal shear, pull-out of the outboard sheeting, bearing failure of the foundation, or sliding of the base.
Dale E. Berner, PhD, PE
Tel.: (510) 839-8972
Services Performed: Structural analyses, PLAXIS finite element analyses, CCELL analyses, and evaluation of repair schemes
Client: Kiewit Constructors, Inc.
Year of Completion: 2004