PREDICTION OF LONG TERM DEFORMATION OF A COMPACTED COHESIVE SOIL EMBANKMENT OVER A SOFT FOUNDATION

The study is concerned with prediction of the long-term deformation of a compacted cohesive soil embankment over a soft foundation. The prediction of embankment performance was made using the finite element method of analysis incorporating a nonlinear viscoelastic model of the fill behavior and a quasielastic representation of the foundation. A full-scale test embankment was constructed and instrumented to permit evaluation of the predictive approach. Samples of subsurface and the embankment material were tested in the laboratory to determine numerical values of desired material parameters. The performance of the test embankment was monitored both during and after its construction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591

    Indiana State Highway Commission

    Indianapolis, IN  USA  46204
  • Authors:
    • Chen, Y N
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 202 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept. No JHRP-74-4 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM