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Numerical modelling of soft soil improvement using wick drains


Liu, H and Williams, D, Numerical modelling of soft soil improvement using wick drains, 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2012) Conference Proceedings, 15-18 July, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1365-1370. ISBN 978-0-646-54301-7 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Large-scale tank consolidation experiments are conducted in laboratory and simulated using a porefluid and stress coupling finite element method. Porous elastic and modified critical state plasticity model are used in the simulation to understand the mechanics of wick drain in improving soil consolidation. The numerical study improves the understanding of the effects of onion ring and smear effects on the soft soil settlement during consolidation using wick drains.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:soil consolidation, soil improvement, wick drain, numerical modelling, coupling method
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Civil geotechnical engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Liu, H (Dr Hong Liu)
ID Code:81817
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-01-08
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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