AN ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF METHODS OF ACCELERATING THE CONSOLIDATION OF NATURAL SOILS

This report describes an economic assessment of methods of accelerating the consolidation of natural soils based on the assumption that all the methods are equally effective. Information on costs was obtained for installing sand, sand wick, carboard wick and land drains and for techniques involving either surcharge of dynamic consolidation. The cost of treatment for a typical road scheme, for a range of depths of soil treated, was calculated for each of these methods and further calculations were made to determine the variation in the relative cost of these techniques on the basis of the surface area treated. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cross, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL SR 203
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM