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Ground Improvement Case-Histories by Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jian Chu, Buddhima Indraratna

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Chapter 1

Recent Advances in Soft Soil Consolidation

Buddhima Indraratna    Professor and Research Director, Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Abstract

Many metropolitan cities are situated along coastal belts, which are composed of very soft alluvial and marine clays. Because of low shear strength and high compressibility, the soft soils in these areas are not suitable for construction without appropriate ground improvement. To ensure stability during construction and reduce long-term settlements, it is necessary to implement a preconstruction technique in the soft soil site on which infrastructures are to be built. A common technique ...

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