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Structures on Geothermal terrain

Structures on Geothermal terrain

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We recently carried out geotechnical investigation on a hill and we seem to have struck a geothermal zone. We drilled a borehole up to 10 m and we encountered steam. The steam has not stopped even after two weeks. The logs are all rocky highly weathered. Our client wants to construct a high level water tank in the area. Any idea how we should go about it in designing the foundations. Any literature in designing structures in such terrain will help

RE: Structures on Geothermal terrain

That is an interesting site. I do not have experience with steam conditions but I guess you will need to calculate the steam pressures somehow to check uplift of the foundation especially when the tank is empty.

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