Alternative Title

Paper No. 2.14

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Date

10 Mar 1998, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Abstract

A number of embankment founded on soft clays have become unstable during construction of a major highway project in Malaysia. One of the embankment was back analysed based on its geometry before the failure. Measured in-situ vane shear strength was used in total stress analysis to determine the factor of safety at failure. Performance of the soft clay subsoil with regards to vertical and horizontal displacements, and piezometric response, when the failure was imminent is also described.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

4th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

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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An Investigation of an Embankment Failure in Soft Clay

St. Louis, Missouri

A number of embankment founded on soft clays have become unstable during construction of a major highway project in Malaysia. One of the embankment was back analysed based on its geometry before the failure. Measured in-situ vane shear strength was used in total stress analysis to determine the factor of safety at failure. Performance of the soft clay subsoil with regards to vertical and horizontal displacements, and piezometric response, when the failure was imminent is also described.