Soil Improvement: A Ten Year Update

by Joseph P. Welsh, GKN Hayward Baker, 1875 Mayfield Rd., Odernton, MD 21113,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-598-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-598-2 (ISBN-10), 1987, Soft Cover, Pg. 331

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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 12
Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States | April 28, 1987

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Since the publication of Soil Improvement—History, Capabilities and Outlook after the Annual ASCE convention in Philadelphia in 1976, a dramatic growth in certain soil improvement techniques has occurred. The proceedings of the Symposium sponsored by the Placement and Improvement of Soils Committee, Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE at the 1987 spring convention is a ten year update that reports on major developments in the following areas of soil improvement: in situ reinforcement, densification, reinforcement of constructed earth, and chemical admixtures. The book includes four committee reports which are complimented by ten case history papers in the area of soil improvement that have occurred in the past decade. The case histories include the ground modification and construction test program at Steel Creek Dam to prevent liquefaction; the wick drain experiences of Caltran; the soil densification program at the Trident site in Georgia; the West Pinopolis compaction grout test program; slope effects when densifying sands; case histories of root piles, soil nailing, welded wire wall performance, and a reinforced polymer sea wall.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Soil liquefaction | Compacted soils | Soil nailing | Soil grouting | Pile tests | Sea walls | Soil stabilization | Georgia | United States


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