STABILIZATION OF MARSH DEPOSIT

THE METHOD OF STABILIZATION OF MARSH DEPOSITS AT SWIMMING RIVER, RED BANK, N.J., IS PRESENTED WITH EMPHASIS ON THE USE OF VERTICAL SAND DRAINS. THE AIM OF THE DESIGN WAS TO ACCOMPLISH THE PREDICTED SETTLEMENT WITHIN A SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION TIME AND TO INSURE STABILITY OF THE EMBANKMENT AGAINST SHEAR FAILURE AT ALL TIMES. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND ORDER OF PROCEDURE USED IN THE STABILIZATION WORK AND SUCH CONTROL DEVICES AS PIEZOMETERS, EMBANKMENT CONTROL STAKES, AND SETTLEMENT PLATFORMS. DURING CONSTRUCTION, A SIMPLE AND QUICK METHOD OF DETERMINING THE APPROXIMATE PERCENT CONSOLIDATION ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN THE COMPRESSIBLE SOIL MASS IN EACH STAGE OF LOADING WAS USED. THE WORKABILITY IS INDICATED OF THE SAND DRAIN METHOD OF STABILIZATION AT SWIMMING RIVER WHERE HIGHLY COMPRESSIBLE SOIL IS LOCATED. SETTLEMENT OF GREAT MAGNITUDE WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME WITH NO SHEAR FAILURE, THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE PREDICTED AND ACTUAL SETTLEMENT IN MOST AREAS INDICATED THAT THIS METHOD OF STABILIZATION WITH CLOSE CONTROL OF FIELD WORK CAN BE DEPENDED UPON TO PRODUCE SATISFACTORY AND PREDICTABLE RESULTS. DRAWINGS SHOW A TYPICAL SOIL PROFILE, LIMITS OF STABILIZATION, A TYPICAL DESIGN PLAN INCLUDING THE LAYOUT OF THE CONTROL DEVICES, A TYPICAL HALF-SECTION OF THE EMBANKMENT, DETAILS OF THE CONTROL DEVICES, A TYPICAL FIELD OBSERVATION RECORD, FIELD CONTROL CHART, AND A TYPICAL SETTLEMENTS, ETC. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Vertical sand drains for stabilization of embankments
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00232498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1970 12:00AM