Applying the Equivalent Plane Strain solution to design the soft soil improvement by vertical drains
- Authors: Nu Thi Nguyen
- Organ:Faculty of Geosciences and Geoengineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam
- Keywords: Consolidation,Sand drains,Soft soil
- Received: 1st-Feb-2020
- Accepted: 23rd-May-2020
- Available online: 30th-June-2020
- Field: Geology - Mineral
The soft soil improvement by vertical drains (PVD, sand drains) are widely used in Vietnam. One of the methods is used for designing soft soil improvement by vertical drains is the Equivalent Plane Strain solution. To use this solution, the permeability coefficient of soil is converted into the equivalent permeability under plane strain. The paper presents the application of this solution to design soft soil improvement by sand drains at Km 3+130 Vi Thanh - Can Tho. It indicated that the settlement results of the soft ground treatment design based on Equivalent Plane Strain solution are similar to those from the Axisymmetric Condition analysis and field monitoring.
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