Settlement of a bridge embankment on soft soils

U.F.A. Karim, H. van Meekeren, R. Feenstra

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a method of analysis of monitored settlements of a bridge embankment in Franeker, the Netherlands. Consolidation coefficients (cv), final settlement and duration are calculated from the monitored time–settlement data using a simple linear approach. Reanalysis is made to overcome uncertainties in settlement predictions arising mainly from the presence of soft soil layers, pre-construction drainage and the soil volume affected by net drainage quantities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-12
    JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Geotechnical engineering
    Volume157
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Bridges
    • Drainage & irrigation
    • Embankments

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