SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1991

Design and Installation of Stone Columns at Naval Air Station


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.

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Hayden, RF
Welch, CM
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 172–184
DOI: 10.1520/STP25058S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5161-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1392-3