STP1089: Design and Installation of Stone Columns at Naval Air Station

    Hayden, RF
    Senior Project ManagerProject Engineer, GKN Hayward Baker, Inc.Kleinfelder, Inc., VenturaReno, CANV

    Welch, CM
    Senior Project ManagerProject Engineer, GKN Hayward Baker, Inc.Kleinfelder, Inc., VenturaReno, CANV

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    Stone columns were used to increase bearing capacity, reduce settlement, and mitigate liquefaction potential for one- to four-story structures on a housing project at Fallon Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada. Eighteen field plate load tests were used to measure load versus settlement characteristics of the stone columns. Standard penetration test borings and cone penetrometer measurements in the improved soils at various distances from the columns were also used to evaluate load tests and to predict building foundation performance.

    Keywords:

    Stone columns, bearing capacity, settlement, liquefaction mitigation, load testing, standard penetration testing, cone penetrometer testing, soil improvement


    Paper ID: STP25058S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.12

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25058S


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