Accession Number : AD0675557

Title :   FOUNDATION FAILURE OF A SILO ON VARVED CLAY.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Eden,W. J. ; Bozozuk,M.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This study is a case record describing the bearing capacity failure of a farm silo near New Liskeard, Ont. The silo failed suddenly the day following its first filling to capacity. The failure of this silo, which was founded on a considerable depth of normally consolidated varved clay, provided an opportunity to assess the applicability of bearing capacity theories to a highly stratified clay. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), FAILURE(MECHANICS)), (*SOILS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES)), CLAY, STRUCTURES, AGRICULTURE, DEPOSITS, LOADS(FORCES), GRASSES, CONCRETE, PRESSURE, ADHESION, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE