Physical modeling of the consolidation of soft soil ground installed with vertical drains or deep cement mixing (DCM) soil columns

Jianhua Yin, Z. Fang

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Abstract

Both vertical drains with pre-loading and deep cement mixing method have been widely used to improve soft soil ground. This paper introduces two physical models for studying the consolidation behavior of soft soil ground installed with vertical drains or deep cement mixed soil columns. The setup of the physical models and instrumentation is briefly described. Typical test results are presented and discussed. Attentions are paid to the responses of excess pore water pressures and settlements in loading, unloading and reloading and failure modes. The test results are useful for better understanding the consolidation behavior and failure mechanisms of the soft soils improved using vertical drains and deep cement mixing technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics
Pages609-614
Number of pages6
Volume1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG'06 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Aug 20066 Aug 2006

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG'06
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period4/08/066/08/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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