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Soil Improvement by Preloading

Soil Improvement by Preloading

Soil Improvement by Preloading

Do any of you have the textbook, Soil Improvement by Preloading (Wiley Series in Geotechnical Engineering) by Stamatopoulos? Is is worth the read/purchasing?

I am looking for references on preloading and staged construction that include information on lab testing programs/procedures to determine strength gain of soft clay soils after consolidation.

RE: Soil Improvement by Preloading

No, don't have this one but I do have the one Dr. Jie Han; it is a reasonable book.

RE: Soil Improvement by Preloading

It's all about Su/P and making a new Pp.

So, you take your soil and test it (UU or DDS) at various confinements to learn about Su/P. You also run some consolidation tests to learn about OCR with depth. You can change the OCR with the surcharge.

I don't have the book you reference. The principals of using surcharges or preloads should be out there; however.


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RE: Soil Improvement by Preloading

(I guess I should add in organic soils it's also about C-sub-alpha and driving out secondary compression in advance of adding the new load.)


ípapß gordo ainÆt no madre flaca!

RE: Soil Improvement by Preloading

You might look for articles on the subject by Charles Ladd.

RE: Soil Improvement by Preloading

Michigan DOT used to have this in their soils manual. Trythis fellow.
Contact Person for Geotechnical Documents:
Ryan Snook, P.E.
Foundation Analysis Engineer
Geotechnical Services Section

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