Numerical modelling of a test embankment on soft clay improved with vertical drains

T. Stapelfeldt, P. Vepsäläinen, Z. Y. Yin

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Abstract

Vertical drains are used the facilitate consolidation by reducing the drainage paths. This paper presents the consolidation behaviour of soft clay improved with vertical drains underneath a test embankment. For comparison, consolidation behaviour of the unimproved soft clay is also presented. Numerical analyses have been performed with an elastoplastic model which accounts for plastic anisotropy and destructuration and a elasto-viscoplastic model which accounts additionally for soil viscosity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils
Pages173-179
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils - Glasgow, Germany
Duration: 3 Sep 20085 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityGlasgow
Period3/09/085/09/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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