The theoretical framework for applying the precompression technique to the analysis and design of highway embankments on soft ground is divided into four parts, which deal with the initial increase in pore water pressures, the process of consolidation, the resulting settlements, and the stability of the embankment-subsoil system. The initial pore water pressures are computed by use of A. W. Skempton's pore pressure coefficients and a solution for the total stress distribution (based on the assumption of plane strain conditions and the theory of elasticity) within a layer of finite thickness underlain by a rough, rigid substratum.
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|Published - Jan 1 1974
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- General Engineering