Location

New York, New York

Date

15 Apr 2004, 1:00pm - 2:45pm

Abstract

This paper presents settlement data over a period of 12 years for two portions of a highway embankment constructed over landfill material. Construction was completed in 1989 and included dynamic compaction to limit post construction settlement. A preload / surcharge was used over a separate portion of one of the highway embankments as an alternative foundation improvement technique for the purpose of comparison and evaluation of the effectiveness of the two methods. Elevation measurements taken over a period of 12 years are presented for comparison of post construction settlement of both dynamically compacted and surcharged sections of the highway embankments.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

5th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance of a Highway Embankment Constructed over Landfill Material

New York, New York

This paper presents settlement data over a period of 12 years for two portions of a highway embankment constructed over landfill material. Construction was completed in 1989 and included dynamic compaction to limit post construction settlement. A preload / surcharge was used over a separate portion of one of the highway embankments as an alternative foundation improvement technique for the purpose of comparison and evaluation of the effectiveness of the two methods. Elevation measurements taken over a period of 12 years are presented for comparison of post construction settlement of both dynamically compacted and surcharged sections of the highway embankments.