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Written by a group of international contributors, Ground Improvement Case Histories: Embankments with Special Reference to Soil Consolidation and Other Physical Methods, employs the use of case-histories to illustrate and apply equations, numerical methods and technology to undertake even the most complicated ground improvement projects. In this book, each case-history provides an overview of the specific technology followed by field applications and in some cases comprehensive back-analysis through numerical modelling. Specific embankment case-histories with special reference to soil consolidation included are: Ballina Bypass (Australia), Tianjin Port (China), Second Bangkok International Airport (Thailand), Changi East reclamation (Singapore), Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway (Japan) and Colombo Airport Expressway, Sri Lanka. Other physical methods include performance of stone columns at Penny’s Bay reclamation in Hong Kong and PCC piles for highway and high-speed railway construction in China, among others.

Compaction, Grouting and Geosynthetics

Written by an international group of contributors, Ground Improvement Case Histories: Compaction, Grouting and Geosynthetics provides over 700 pages of international case-histories. Each case-history provides an overview of the specific technology followed by applications, with some cases offering a comprehensive back-analysis through numerical modelling. Specific case-histories include: The Use of Alternative and Improved Construction Materials and Geosynthetics in Pavements, Case Histories of Embankments on Soft Soils and Stabilisation with Geosynthetics, Ground Improvement with Geotextile Reinforcements, Use of Geosynthetics to aid Construction over Soft Soils and Soil Improvement and Foundation Systems with Encased Columns and Reinforced Bearing Layers.

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S. Varaksin, Portugal, 13-18 October 2015, Universities of Minho, Porto and Coimbra: Ground Improvement techniques, quality control and case histories
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S. Varaksin, Indonesia, Jakarta, 24-25 November 2015, HATTI Conference “Geotechnical Role in Mega Structure Construction”: Ground Improvement solutions for fast track mega project
S. Varaksin, Malaysia, 1-3 December 2015, Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, seminars organized by the Malaysian Engineers association and the Geotechnical association (Kuala Lumpur) and ACEM & SUT (Kuching, Sarawak): Ground Improvement Techniques with associated soil investigation and quality control
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S. Varaksin and B. Hamidi. 2014. Analysis of soil-structure interaction by Ménard pressuremeter tests and ground improvement case histories. Proceedings of the International Conference on Soil-Structure Interaction: Underground Structures and Retaining Walls, ISSMGE TC 207, Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 16-18, 2014.
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