Publication Abstract

Grouting and Ground Treatment: Proceedings of the Third International Conference, (ASCE)

Jet Grout Columns Partially Support Natural Draft Cooling Tower
J. Davie, M. Piyal, A. Sanver, B. Tekinturhan

A large cooling tower sits partially on bedrock and partially on very stiff clay, up to 14m thick. Jet grout columns were installed in the clay beneath the tower foundations. This paper describes the selection of the jet grout installation parameters and the testing and production installation of the columns. An extensive settlement monitoring program allowed values of the elastic modulus of the grouted and nongrouted clay and the bedrock to be computed.

 article #1085; publication #62 (GRT-2003)