A Case Study- Investigating Ground subsidence due to Secret Mining and Repairing Damaged Structures

Authors

  • Abdul Jabbar khan National University of Science and Technology
  • Syed Ali Rizwan National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore
  • Muzna Anam National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • Zafar Mahmood Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24949/njes.v16i2.754

Abstract

An interesting study is reported on establishing secret mining activity resulting in severe ground subsidence which occurred and was corrected later in a village called Dhery Saydan located near the world famous salt range region of Pakistan and is located on a hill top with about 2000 inhabitants. After reviewing many cases of similar nature and on basis of geophysical techniques like resistivity survey, it was established that secret mining activity had taken place resulting in massive cracking of dwellings coupled with sinking of water table. Thereafter a suitable construction methodology was applied to correct the huge structural defects and make the dwellings functional.

Author Biographies

Abdul Jabbar khan, National University of Science and Technology

Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan is working as Assistant Professor at NUST Islamabad. His area of interest of geological engineering. 

Syed Ali Rizwan, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore

Prof. Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan is a professor of Civil Engineering at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore Campus. He research interest is structural engineering and self compacting mortar systems. 

Zafar Mahmood, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Dr. Zafar Mahmood is currently working as Assistant Professor at Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudia Arabia. His area of interest is geotechnical engineering and reliability analysis. 

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Published

2023-12-24

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Engineering Sciences