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Unformatted text preview: By scaling from the diagram, the vertical hydraulic gradient between the sheet piles is ~ 1, so there is a danger of base instability (quicksand or boiling). The stability of the base could be ensured by increasing the depth of the sheet piles and/or by lowering the groundwater level inside the cofferdam to well below formation level....
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course CHM 4302 taught by Professor Stuartchalk during the Fall '11 term at UNF.
- Fall '11
- Analytical Chemistry