The potential of using fine rock for replacing soft soil in construction of a breakwater at Chan May port
- Authors: Nu Thi Nguyen 1*, Son Truong Bui 1, Dung Tien Le 2
1 Faculty of Geosciences and Geoengineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam
2 Port & Waterway Engineering Consultant Joint Stock Company (TEDIPORT), Vietnam
- Keywords: Breakwater, Fine rock, Settlement, Stability.
- Received: 18th-June-2020
- Revised: 19th-July-2020
- Accepted: 31st-Aug-2020
- Online: 31st-Aug-2020
- Section: Geology - Mineral
Breakwater is an important construction in Chan May port. The construction of breakwaters faces many difficulties due to the soft soil layer with a thickness of more than ten meters and located under the sea level. Breakwater is unstable as well as high of settlement. Therefore, the soft soil under the breakwater was replaced by fine rock. The results show that it is feasible to replace soft soil by fine rock when constructing breakwater in the sea. This is the basis for the design of soft ground treatment for breakwaters in Vietnam.
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