Field Plate Load Tests on Dredged Sediment Dump Pond with Cement Solidified Crust Above
In order to improve the bearing capacity of dredged sediment dump pond for succeeding foundation reinforcement construction, upper layer was placed with a layer of cement solidified crust (CSC). For the special double layer foundation, field plate load tests were conducted to study the behaviors of failure mode, deformation and ultimate bearing capacity. Test results show the failure mode of the double layer foundation takes punch failure mode, the settlement around 10-15cm, the failure angle around 33-36 degree, the ultimate bearing capacities have a lineal relationship with the unconfined compressive strength and thickness of CSC, respectively.
C. L. Zhang et al., "Field Plate Load Tests on Dredged Sediment Dump Pond with Cement Solidified Crust Above", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 2751-2755, 2011