Rate of Constructing Embankment on Soft Foundation Soils

by Herbert L. Lobdell,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 61-76

Document Type: Journal Paper


Procedures for predicting and controlling the rate of construction of embankments on soft weak foundation soils are presented. Shear strength, the key factor in such problems, is related to consolidation and effective stresses in the foundation soil. An illustrative example of a hypothetical embankment stability problem follows, and the assumptions used in such an analysis are discussed.

Subject Headings: Foundations | Soft soils | Soil strength | Consolidated soils | Shear strength | Effective stress | Construction management | Shear stress | Foundation construction

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