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

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Chapter 11

Case studies of Vacuum Consolidation Ground Improvement in Peat Deposits

Brendan C. O’Kelly    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Abstract

Much experience has been gained on vacuum consolidation (preloading) of soft clayey deposits and hydraulic fills, particularly over the past three decades. The benefits of this technique over other forms of ground improvement have become clearer and it is now widely accepted as a useful and practical technique for reducing postconstruction settlement for such deposits. However, to date, only a handful of investigations have considered its use for peat bogs and other highly organic deposits, which present some of the most problematic ...

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