WIT Press


Increase Of Bearing Capacity Of Foundation Soil In Port Of Koper (Slovenia)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000301

Volume

51

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

749 kb

Author(s)

L. Battelino

Abstract

The Port of Koper is situated in the northern part of Adriatic Sea and is the only maritime port for Slovenia to handle its seaborne cargoes. All port terminals and structures need high bearing capacity of foundation soil in the case of shallow foundations or require deep foundations for their construction elements, which is considerably more expensive. The entire Port of Koper was built on the area, acquired with dredging and reclaiming from the shallow sea bottom. Till 1969 the sea depth on this area was about 2m. It was reclaimed with dredged material from the sea bottom till level about + 1m msl and after that the area was filled with moulded marl and crushed rock till level about +3m msl. From the soil investigation it can be seen that the soil layers consist of weak silty and clayey soils with low b

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