The Performance of a Prefaricated Vertical Drains Trails Embankments

  • Chin Chong C.H and Associates, Consulting Engineer
Keywords: Compression index, Lateral Deformation, Prefabricated Vertical Drain, Primary Consolidation, Smeared Effects, Trail Embankments

Abstract

The full scale trail embankments were constructed to a height of 3.65m over the soft marine clay at Juru, Butterworth,Pulau Pinang. One of the embankments was improved using prefabricated vertical drains (PVD),and the other one without treatment was control embankments. Monitoring instruments such as hydrostatic  profile gauges, settlement gauges ,inclino,eters and piezometers were installed in the subsoil to observe the deformation behavior of the embankments under loadings.

Published
01-09-2011
How to Cite
Chong, C. (2011). The Performance of a Prefaricated Vertical Drains Trails Embankments. The Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, 72(3). Retrieved from https://iemjournal.com.my/index.php/iem/article/view/49