A case study on the performance of embankments on treated soft ground
Author(s)Batista, Isabella Santini, 1975-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Andrew J. Whittle.
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The proposed construction of a new high-speed rail link between Amsterdam and Brussels involves construction of embankments overlying soft clay and peat deposits with very stringent requirements on the time frame of construction and allowable settlements. A field program of instrumented test embankments, referred to as No-Recess, has compared the performance of five schemes for stabilizing the soft ground behavior. This thesis summarizes the No-Recess project and compares the measured performance for two instrumented using finite element analysis. The results confirm the benefits of geotextile encased sand columns as a practical technique for stiffening underlying soft soils, accelerating consolidation and reducing settlements.
Thesis (M.Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-69).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.