Alternative Title

Paper No. 2.22

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

Two trial embankments namely the North and South trial embankments were constructed in the state of Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia. The embankments have a finished height of 4m and dimensions of 60m in width and 90m in length and wen; constructed side by side. The trial embankments were staged constructed with a counterberm at 2m and side slopes of 2:3. The South trial embankment was rapidly constructed in 36 days while the North embankment was slowly constructed in about one year. Detailed site investigation works included borehole logging, field and laboratory testing. These were carried out to obtain the subsoil profile and geotechnical parameters of the subsoils at the trial site. Geotechnical instrumentation installed to monitor the behaviour of the embankments including settlement plates, heave markers, pneumatic piezometers and inclinometers. This paper briefly describes the location of the trial site, the detailed layout and the construction details of the embankments. Geotechnical parameters for the fill and the subsoil profile obtained from the detailed site investigation works are briefly described. The behaviours of the two embankments identified from various geotechnical instrumentation are described.

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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The Behaviour of Two Trial Embankments at Perlis, Malaysia With Different Rates of Construction

St. Louis, Missouri

Two trial embankments namely the North and South trial embankments were constructed in the state of Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia. The embankments have a finished height of 4m and dimensions of 60m in width and 90m in length and wen; constructed side by side. The trial embankments were staged constructed with a counterberm at 2m and side slopes of 2:3. The South trial embankment was rapidly constructed in 36 days while the North embankment was slowly constructed in about one year. Detailed site investigation works included borehole logging, field and laboratory testing. These were carried out to obtain the subsoil profile and geotechnical parameters of the subsoils at the trial site. Geotechnical instrumentation installed to monitor the behaviour of the embankments including settlement plates, heave markers, pneumatic piezometers and inclinometers. This paper briefly describes the location of the trial site, the detailed layout and the construction details of the embankments. Geotechnical parameters for the fill and the subsoil profile obtained from the detailed site investigation works are briefly described. The behaviours of the two embankments identified from various geotechnical instrumentation are described.