FIELD EVALUATION OF SAND DRAIN CONSTRUCTION
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.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
Ohio State University, ColumbusEngineering Experiment Station, 2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43210
Columbus, OH United States 43215
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Wu, T H
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 221 p.
- TRT Terms: Atterberg limits; Computer programs; Consolidations; Earth pressure; Embankments; Field tests; Highways; Measurement; Permeability; Sand; Sand drains; Shear strength; Soil consolidation test; Stability (Mechanics)
- Old TRIS Terms: Embankment stability; Permeability measurement
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00143051
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EES-411 Final Rpt., OHIO-DOT-07-75
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM