Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

A widely held view is that rates of compression of peats are controlled by secondary effects and thus cannot be analyzed using primary consolidation theory. Data are presented here for the time rates of settlement of an embankment on peat. Theoretical analyses based on laboratory vertical and radial flow consolidation tests, and utilizing a finite difference scheme, indicated that the soil had undergone a degree of mass flow and was disturbed during or before jetting of sand drains, but that the field settlements could be predicted rationally using primary consolidation theory.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance of an Embankment on Peat

St. Louis, Missouri

A widely held view is that rates of compression of peats are controlled by secondary effects and thus cannot be analyzed using primary consolidation theory. Data are presented here for the time rates of settlement of an embankment on peat. Theoretical analyses based on laboratory vertical and radial flow consolidation tests, and utilizing a finite difference scheme, indicated that the soil had undergone a degree of mass flow and was disturbed during or before jetting of sand drains, but that the field settlements could be predicted rationally using primary consolidation theory.