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

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Chapter 15

Key Issues in the Application of Vertical Drains for Sea Reclamation Using Extremely Soft Clay Slurry

Masaaki Terashi; Masaaki Katagiri    Formerly of Nikken Sekkei Nakase Geotechnical Institute, Tokyo

Abstract

Kitakyushu Airport is located on a man-made island, and opened on March 16, 2006. The man-made island is located on soft marine clay deposits and the island itself was reclaimed from the sea by extremely soft clay slurry with high water content. The application of a variety of ground improvement technologies was the key component of the project from the geotechnical point of view. During the construction of seawalls surrounding the man-made island, ground improvement technologies were absolutely necessary to maintain their ...

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