Study of “Wave Type” Uneven Settlement and Reinforcing Method of Soft Clay Foundation
The deformation is the dominant factor of the quality of the road constructed on the soft soil foundation. Tianjin DongJiang port is located on the hydraulic filled soil foundation which is improved by using vacuum preloading method. Roads in this area often suffer wave type asymmetry settlement, which serious affects the usage of the road and causes damage to both vehicles and human being. It is found that the initial wave asymmetry deformation of the road on very soft soil foundation usually exists and will be developing continuously under the traffic load. The mechanism of the wavy failure of the road is discussed by establishing a mechanical model. The method of using geogrids to reduce the asymmetry deformation is proposed, the reinforce effect is analyzed using finite element method.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
L. Q. Sun et al., "Study of “Wave Type” Uneven Settlement and Reinforcing Method of Soft Clay Foundation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 2990-2996, 2011