Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

In Malaysia, an increasing need has developed for various types of construction on sites underlain by soft cohesive soil. The use of vertical drains in conjunction with preloading is one of widely used methods to improve the geotechnical properties of the soft soil. This is due to its relatively cheap cost and availability of drains as well as the practical ease of application. This paper presents a number of high quality case studies which had been carried out to study the effectiveness of the vertical drains. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. The performance as well as the effectiveness of the soil improvement method are evaluated.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance of Prefabricated Vertical Drains in Improvement of Malaysian Soft Marine Clay

St. Louis, Missouri

In Malaysia, an increasing need has developed for various types of construction on sites underlain by soft cohesive soil. The use of vertical drains in conjunction with preloading is one of widely used methods to improve the geotechnical properties of the soft soil. This is due to its relatively cheap cost and availability of drains as well as the practical ease of application. This paper presents a number of high quality case studies which had been carried out to study the effectiveness of the vertical drains. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. The performance as well as the effectiveness of the soil improvement method are evaluated.