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

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Chapter 7

Predictions and Observations of Soft Clay Foundations Stabilized with Geosynthetic Drains and Vacuum Surcharge

Buddhima Indraratna1; Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn1; A.S. Balasubramaniam2; Vasantha Wijeyakulasuriya3    1 Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia2 School of Engineering, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia3 Coffey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

This chapter starts with an introduction of a revised analytical model of radial drainage with vacuum preloading in both axisymmetric and plane strain conditions. Observed from large-scale radial drainage consolidation tests, the influence of vacuum pressure distribution along ...

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