AN APPLICATION OF SAND DRAINS TO ROAD EMBANKMENTS CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

THIS REPORT DEALS WITH THE APPLICATION OF SAND DRAINS TO STABILIZE AN AREA RECLAIMED FROM THE SWAN RIVER ESTUARY IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, IN ORDER TO ENABLE A LARGE TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE TO BE CONSTRUCTED. THE RECLAIMED AREA IS UNDERLAIN BY VERY SOFT ORGANIC SILTY CLAY TO AN AVERAGE DEPTH OF 60 FEET. IT WAS NECESSARY TO INSTALL ABOUT 43,000 SAND DRAINS TO STABILIZE THE AREA. ABOUT 3.5 MILLION CUBIC YARDS OF SAND FILL WILL BE PLACED ON THIS AREA TO BUILD THE EMBANKMENTS FOR THE INTERCHANGE. THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE SOIL PROPERTIES, THE METHOD OF RECLAMATION, FIELD TESTS, PLANNING OF THE DENSITY OF SAND DRAINS AND THE SHAPE OF THE EMBANKMENTS TO CONFORM TO THE CONSTRUCTION TIME PERMITTED, CONSTRUCTION, INSTRUMENTATION AND SETTLEMENT AND PORE PRESSURE OBSERVATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No Ii-2, pp 2-16, 5 FIG
  • Authors:
    • MARSH, J G
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  • Accession Number: 00231234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:41AM