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

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Chapter 5

Two Case Histories of Vertical Drains in Very Soft Clays

Marcio Souza Soares de Almeida1; Maria Esther Soares Marques2; Alexandre Pereira Spotti3    1 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil2 Professor, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil3 Professor, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Abstract

The case histories presented in this paper are related to embankments built on Sarapuí and Barra da Tijuca clays, which are both very soft, organic clays in the Rio de Janeiro area of Brazil. Vertical drains have been the most widely used technique for soil improvement in Brazil for some time and was used in both sites. Both ...

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