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Physical modelling of soft clay consolidation using vacuum-surcharge method
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
68431
Publication Date
1-1-2012
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Rujikiatkamjorn, C. (2012). Physical modelling of soft clay consolidation using vacuum-surcharge method. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 47 (3), 27-34.

Abstract

In Ihis paper, the large-scalc consolidation apparatus was employed to investi gate the performance of vacuum prelollding with conventional surcharge loading. Several tests were conducted \0 examine the efTect of a vacuum and associ(lled paTHlllclers Slich as smC:!T zone and soil permeability characteristics. The measured settlement and excess pore pressure indi cates that the vacuum application has certain benefits to control excess pore pressure for a given total loading applictlti on. The analyticn l modelling for rad ial consolidation and vacuum prcloading considering both variation of soil comprcssibility and perrneability was cmployed to predict the soil consolidation behaviour. It is shown that the analytical model can reasonably capture the laboratory behaviour.

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Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn. "Physical modelling of soft clay consolidation using vacuum-surcharge method" (2012) p. 27 - 34
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crujikiatkamjorn/143/