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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B12/S2.008

ANALYSIS OF PILED EMBANKMENT ON SOFT SOIL

M. Drusa, J. Vlcek, L. Kais
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-08-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 2, 57-62 pp

ABSTRACT
There are various types of solutions for the design of embankment foundation on soft subsoil. Good results are obtained using combined soil structures reinforced by geosynthetics. Advantages of these structures lie in simplicity of construction, costeffectiveness, the ability of better resistance against non-homogeneous foundation conditions. Additionally, resistance to extreme situations (seismic load, floods, etc.), as well as resistance to dynamic load effects from transport and uneven settlements is vastly improved. Currently, there are many design recommendations by several authors, but only a few standard procedures. New recommended methods can still be introduced for design of piled embankment demonstrated on real construction part of modernized high-speed railway line.

Keywords: soft subsoil, piled embankment, load transfer platform, high strength geogrids.