This project consists of an investigation of consolidation and stability of an embankment on soft ground. The horizontal coefficient of consolidation was measured by consolidation tests with radial drainage and by field permeability tests. The consolidation rate predicted on the basis of the results of these tests are in agreement with the consolidation rate indicated by measured porepressures. The shear strength of the subsoil was investigated by means of unconfined compression tests, triaxial tests and simple shear tests. The gain in strength due to consolidation was determined and a method for the evaluation of the strength during construction was developed. The horizontal displacements were calculated using the results of creep tests. The calculated displacements are much larger than the measured displacements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Engineering Experiment Station, 2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wu, T H
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 221 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EES-411 Final Rpt., OHIO-DOT-07-75
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM