New Techniques on Soft Soils

Edited by Marcio Almeida

© 2010 – CRC Press

340 pages

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pub: 2010-12-14
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About the Book

  • practically oriented reference volume on soft soil engineering
  • contains case studies of soft soil techniques from all over the world

New Techniques on Soft Soils covers a wide range of updated techniques related to site investigation, vertical drains, surcharge, piled embankment, granular piles, deep mixing, monitoring and performance. An essential reference for designers and practitioners involved in soft soil construction, it provides a comprehensive view of current experiences and opinions of researchers and professionals from different parts of the world involving site investigation, design and construction on soft clays.

This book presents a collection of selected expert contributions on innovations in soft soil engineering, that were presented at the Symposium on New Techniques for Design and Construction in Soft Clays held in Guarujá, Brazil, on 22 and 23 May 2010.

Table of Contents


SECTION 1 Site Investigation, Vertical Drains and Surcharge


The interaction between reinforcement and drains and their effect on the performance of embankments on soft ground

Rowe, R.K.; Taechakumthorn, C.


Preloading design based on long term extensometer readings. A comparison of alternative models

Alonso, E.E.; Gens, A.; Madrid, R.; Tarragó, D.

FEM simulation of vacuum consolidation with CPVD for under-consolidated deposit

Chai, J; Bergado D.T; Hino, T.

Improvement of ultra soft soil for the reclamation of a slurry pond

Chu,J.; Bo, M.W.; Arulrajah, A.

Reinforced test embankments on Florianopolis very soft clay

Magnani, H.O.;Almeida, M.S.S.; Ehrlich, M.

The Role of In Situ Testing on Interactive Design on Soft Clay Deposits

Schnaid, F.; Consoli, N.C.; Dalla Rosa, F.; Rabassa, C.

Vacuum consolidation, vertical drains for the environment friendly consolidation of very soft polluted mud at the Airbus A-380 factory site

Varaksin, S.

SECTION 2 Piled Embankments. Granular Piles and Deep Mixing


Deep mixing to improve the stability of embankments, levees, and flfloodwalls constructed on soft clay

Filz, G. M.; Adams, T. E.; Navin, M. P.


Numerical Simulations and Full Scale Behavior of SDCM and DCM Piles on Soft Bangkok Clay

Bergado, D.T.; Suksawat, T.; Saowapakpiboon, J.; Voottipruex, P.; Jamsawang, P.

Full-scale experiments of pile-supported earth platform under a concrete flfloor slab and an embankment

Briançon, L.; Simon B.

Piled embankments in the Netherlands; how to decide, how to design?

Eekelen, S.J.M. van; Venmans, A.A.M.

Consolidation settlement of stone column-reinforced foundations in soft soils

Han, J.

Modeling of ground improvement using stone columns

Weber, T.M.

Soft soil Improvement - The Vibro Replacement Techniques

Wehr, J.; Wegner, R.; Felix dos Santos, M.

SECTION 3 Monitoring & Performance


Overview of Brazilian construction practice over soft soils

Almeida, M.S.S; Marques, M.E.S.; Lima, B.T.

Soft soils improved by prefabricated vertical drains: performance and prediction

Indraratna, B.; Rujikiatkamjorn, C.; Wijeyakulasuriya, V.; McIntosh, G.; Kelly, R.


Analysis and Control of the Stability of Embankments on Soft Soil: Juturnaíba and other Experiences in Brazil

Coutinho, R.Q.; Bello, M.I.M.C.

Tall buildings in Santos City: unexpected behavior of the old shallow foundations and the newly long piles

Massad, F.

The Embraport pilot embankment - primary and secondary consolidations of Santos soft clay with and without wick drains - Part 1

Rémy, J.P.P.; Martins I.S.M.; Santa Maria P.E.L.; Aguiar V.N.; Andrade, M.E.S.

The Embraport pilot embankment - primary and secondary consolidations of Santos soft clay with and without wick drains - Part 2

Rémy, J.P.P.; Martins I.S.M.; Santa Maria P.E.L.; Aguiar V.N.; Andrade, M.E.S.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General