Chapter 13

Prediction of Embankments’ Time-Dependent Behavior on Soft Soils

Effects of Preloading, Surcharging, and Choice of Lab Versus Field Test Data for Soft Soil Parameters

M.N. Islam1; C.T. Gnanendran1; S.T. Sivakumar2    1 School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia2 Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Brisbane, Australia


In this chapter, interpretation of the properties of the Nerang–Broadbeach Road (NBR) embankment’s foundation of soft sensitive estuarine clay deposit from laboratory as well as field tests and the performance prediction of the embankment in comparison with field monitoring data are presented. To enhance the foundation’s load-bearing ...

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