Alternative Title

Paper No. 1.44

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

Modification of weak soils can be accomplished by dropping a heavy weight onto a ground surface. The mechanisms for improving the ground by this technology can be described as dynamic compaction, dynamic consolidation, or dynamic replacement. The importance of each mechanism at one site is dependent on soil conditions, impact energy, weight dimensions, etc. A case study presented herein demonstrates how each mechanism affects the treatment effectiveness of this technology. The selected site has a mix of cohesive and cohesionless soil layers. A pilot study was conducted before the construction program for the whole site. Evaluation of the treated ground by laboratory testing and in-situ testing indicated the improvement of soil properties.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-8-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Ground Modifications by a Combination of Dynamic Compaction, Consolidation, and Replacement

St. Louis, Missouri

Modification of weak soils can be accomplished by dropping a heavy weight onto a ground surface. The mechanisms for improving the ground by this technology can be described as dynamic compaction, dynamic consolidation, or dynamic replacement. The importance of each mechanism at one site is dependent on soil conditions, impact energy, weight dimensions, etc. A case study presented herein demonstrates how each mechanism affects the treatment effectiveness of this technology. The selected site has a mix of cohesive and cohesionless soil layers. A pilot study was conducted before the construction program for the whole site. Evaluation of the treated ground by laboratory testing and in-situ testing indicated the improvement of soil properties.