NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF EMBANKMENTS OVER SOFT SOILS

A computer program, SSOILS, for analyzing displacements of embankments over soft soils is presented. Background development research and experimentation is discussed in the early chapters of the study. The final chapter (7) of the study is essentially self contained and is written for the user who must rely on standard soil tests to obtain input data for the computer program. Immediate (or initial) displacement, and time dependent displacement of settlement due to 2-D consolidation and creep can be accounted for by the program; however, users must become familiar with the program and interpretation of soil test data (for input data) in order to make good use of the program as an aid to the engineering analysis of embankment behavior over soft soils.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Louisiana Dept. of Highways, Baton Rouge.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Division of Engineering Research
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Louisiana Department of Highways

    P.O. Box 44245, Capitol Station
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804
  • Authors:
    • Thoms, R L
    • Pecquet, R A
    • Arman, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 212 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bull-112 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM