Settlement of Compacted Fills Caused by Wetting

by Iraj Noorany, (M.ASCE), San Diego State Univ, San Diego, United States,
Jeffrey V. Stanley, (A.M.ASCE), San Diego State Univ, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments


Post-construction wetting of fills can cause swell or compression, depending on soil composition and stress conditions just before wetting. The various factors affecting swell/compression of compacted cohesive soils are studied, and the steps in analyzing one-dimensional heave/settlement of compacted fills are described. Limitations of the analysis, and recommendations for reducing fill settlement are presented.

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Compaction (material) | Fills | Soil settlement | Soil compression | Soil analysis | Soil stress | Structural analysis

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