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Experimental investigation on effectiveness of a vertical drain under cyclic loads
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  • Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong
  • Anass Attya, University of Wollongong
  • Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
27071
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publication Details

Indraratna, B, Attya, A and Rujikiatkamjorn, C, Experimental investigation on effectiveness of a vertical drain under cyclic loads, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 135(6), 2009, 835-839.

Abstract

This study examines the effectiveness of a prefabricated vertical drain PVD installed in reconstituted soft clay, where a large cyclic triaxial device was used to simulate repeated loading representing a rail track environment. The experimental data demonstrate that PVD successfully prevents excessive buildup of pore water pressure during cyclic loading, and that dissipation continues to occur after the load is removed. The findings of this study have direct relevance to rail track environments, e.g., in coastal Australia, where PVD installation beneath rail tracks constructed on low-lying estuarine soils has been recently introduced

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Buddhima Indraratna, Anass Attya and Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn. "Experimental investigation on effectiveness of a vertical drain under cyclic loads" (2009) p. 835 - 839
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crujikiatkamjorn/40/