Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Grand Forks, North Dakota is located on glacio-lacustrine clays and other assorted sediments. This design project focuses on determining levee height safely supported in this geologic setting. Maximum levee height above the most unsuitable foundation materials was determined using two modifications of Terzaghi's Ultimate Bearing Capacity Equation. Allowable levee heights with desired construction safety factors are less than heights necessary to protect against a 1997 magnitude flood.
Gunderson, Lori, "Maximum Levee Height as a Function of Red River Valley Foundation Sediments" (1998). Undergraduate Theses and Senior Projects. 83.