1st Edition

The Sand Compaction Pile Method

ISBN 9780415372121
Published August 14, 2005 by CRC Press
232 Pages

USD $185.00

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Book Description

The Sand Compaction Pile or (SCP) method is used frequently in construction to form compacted sand piles by vibration, dynamic impact or static excitation in soft ground. Originally developed in Japan to improve stability or compressibility and to prevent liquefaction failure in loose sand, the SCP method is now often applied to soft clay ground to ensure stability and reduce ground settlement. This book presents detailed descriptions of design, execution, quality control, equipment and assurance aspects of the SCP method, illustrating the theory with case studies from around Japan and also including a thorough overview of the existing literature on research and development carried out since the 1950s. Two final chapters cover vital aspects of design procedures for clay and sandy ground to enable practitioners to frame an appropriate set of parameters for durable and cost-efficient design.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of technical terms and symbols;

  1. Outline of the sand compaction pile method;
  2. Design procedures for clay ground;
  3. Design procedures for sandy ground;
  4. Execution, quality control and assurance;
  5. Case histories;
  6. Development of SCP machines and current techniques;
  7. Research and development in Japan;
  8. Important issues on design procedures for clay ground;
  9. Important issues on the design procedure for sandy ground;


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Masaki Kitazume is the Head of the Soil Stabilization Division of the Port and Airport Research Institute in Japan; he has over 20 years of experience in soil stabilization and foundation engineering.