Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Two pilot tests were conducted on two different areas to evaluate the effects of compaction columns on the engineering properties of a sand-clay layered soil profile. In the first field test, 120 stone columns were constructed using vibro replacement and casing-ramming techniques, in a equilateral triangular array with different spacing. In the second field test, 20 stone columns were constructed using casing-ramming technique, in a equilateral triangular array spaced 3m c/ c. In order to evaluate, the stone columns effectiveness and effects, both a detailed in-situ testing and instrumentation programs were planned to be carried out in five different stages. Results obtained from field tests suggest that compaction columns improve the engineering properties of both granular and cohesive soils.

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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Compaction Columns Field Tests in Heterogeneous Soil Profile

St. Louis, Missouri

Two pilot tests were conducted on two different areas to evaluate the effects of compaction columns on the engineering properties of a sand-clay layered soil profile. In the first field test, 120 stone columns were constructed using vibro replacement and casing-ramming techniques, in a equilateral triangular array with different spacing. In the second field test, 20 stone columns were constructed using casing-ramming technique, in a equilateral triangular array spaced 3m c/ c. In order to evaluate, the stone columns effectiveness and effects, both a detailed in-situ testing and instrumentation programs were planned to be carried out in five different stages. Results obtained from field tests suggest that compaction columns improve the engineering properties of both granular and cohesive soils.