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Center for Underground Construction and Tunneling


April 2019

Underground Lunch & Learn Seminar: DMM Stabilization of New Orleans Levees

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Free. Lunch Provided.

DMM Stabilization of New Orleans Levees The performance of embankments constructed on soft ground is often improved by flattening the side slopes, using lightweight fill, or improving the foundations. Flood protection levees are particularly challenging, as these embankments must have sufficient weight to withstand the lateral forces of impounded water, and their proximity to existing roadways and structures in developed areas restricts the potential for flattening the slopes. In addition, they are often constructed on soft alluvial or coastal deposits…

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