A triaxial system for vibro-replacement liquefaction mitigation studies

J. Blewett, P. K. Woodward

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    Abstract

    Vibro-replacement is a cost-effective method of stabilising liquefiable soils. The exact mechanisms by which vibro-columns can mitigate liquefaction are complex and difficult to verify in the field. A novel low-cost, seismic frequency triaxial testing system is presented, which has the capability to apply a drained cyclic load to composite columnar samples. Potentially, the facility can provide a comprehensive examination of the parameters involved in liquefaction mitigation by columnar inclusions. The testing facility is used here to investigate the use of crushed glass as a columnar backfill material.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-83
    Number of pages9
    JournalGround Improvement
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • Ground improvement
    • Laboratory tests
    • Liquefaction

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