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

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Chapter 24

Failures of Ground Improvement Works in Soft Ground

See-Sew Gue; Yean-Chin Tan    Gue & Partners Sdn Bhd, Geotechnical Consultants, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

Various ground improvements have been used to support embankments on soft ground. The success of the ground improvement works depends on many factors including planning, investigation, analysis, design, specification of works, construction, and closed supervision by design consultants. Flaws in any of these stages will compromise the effectiveness of a ground improvement. The failure of ground improvements can either be short-term ultimate limit state failure (e.g., slip failure and tension cracks) or long-term serviceability limit state problems (e.g., excessive differential ...

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