PERFORMANCE OF TEST EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTED TO FAILURE ON SOFT MARINE CLAY

The observed and the predicted performance of a full scale trial embankment built to faiure on a soft marine clay in Malaysia is described. It was found that the behavior of a soft marine clay foundation subjected to embankment loading can be predicted reliably by the coupled consolidation model, but the accurate prediction of lateral displacements, and heave in particular, require careful assessment of soil parameters corresponding to the actual stress-path response in the field during embankment loading. The details of the study are described, including the test embankment, and the finite element codes and soil models,

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 12-33
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  • Accession Number: 00620882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM