Publication Abstract




Proceedings-DFI-India 2016: 6th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, (DFI)

Site Specific Study for Foundation Design of Iswar Gupta Bridge
Sankar Kumar Nath, IIT Kharagpur, India, Ambarish Ghosh, IIEST Shibpur, India, Tarun Sengupta, and Sajib Das, RITES Limited, Highway Division, Kolkata, India, Tanumaya Mitra, IIEST Shibpur, India, Chitralekha Ghatak, IIT Kharagpur, India

Currently construction of important structures like bridges, flyovers and high rise buildings in and around Kolkata are in full swing. These structures have mostly pile or well foundations. The design methodology and construction techniques are being employed keeping in view both the safety and economy of the project. The data presented in this investigation have been taken from Geotechnical Investigation report of Component B in connection with construction of Extradosed Cable Stayed Bridge over River Hooghly in Hooghly and Nadia district of West Bengal, India. The investigation site is located within close proximity of Eocene Hinge Zone which is being taken as the principal contributor of Earthquakes in and around Kolkata. Considering the importance of the project detailed and exhaustive geotechnical investigation has been carried out and site specific response spectra have been generated for analysis and design of the bridge.This paper presents site specific response spectra, liquefaction analysis and comparison of lateral load carrying capacity of pile using Winkler approach and IS 2911 guidelines.


 article #2225; publication #1020 (INDIA-2016)