Chapter 19

Settlement Behavior of Embankment on Soft Ground Treated with Stepped Rigid Columns

T. Muttuvel; Patrick Wong    Coffey Geotechnics Pty. Ltd, Chatswood, Australia


Limiting the differential settlement within a bridge approach embankment is of significant importance, particularly where the embankment is constructed over soft ground. A typical approach embankment consists of three treatment zones: (1) approach slab zone where only limited/stringent postconstruction settlement (PCS) is allowed, (2) transition zone to maintain differential settlement grade between the approach slab and general embankment zone, and (3) general embankment zone where higher PCS can be allowed depending on the adopted road pavement type. The appropriate ...

Get Ground Improvement Case-Histories now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.