ROLE OF FILL STRENGTH IN THE STABILITY OF EMBANKMENTS ON SOFT CLAY FOUNDATIONS

This investigation was performed to study the role of fill strength in the stability of embankments. It covered four areas: methods of stability analysis of embankments on soft foundations, effects of progressive failure on the stability of embankments on soft foundations, the development of cracks in embankments and their effect on stability, and a preliminary study of the effectiveness of steel reinforcing in prevention of cracking in embankments on soft foundations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Chirapuntu, S
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 231 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Contract Rpt. S-76-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM