Field test of thermal precompression

Tuncer B. Edil, Patrick J. Fox

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Abstract

A new concept for improvement of soft ground using moderate heating to control post-construction settlement is presented. The long-term creep behavior of a peat is presented based on laboratory oedometer tests involving step-stress and step-temperature changes. Field evidence with regard to the effect of temperature on one-dimensional creep of peat deposits is given based on the performance of two test fills, one of which is equipped with a ground heating system. The feasibility of thermal precompression as a method of accelerating in situ settlement has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
EditorsAlbert T. Yeung, Guy Y. Felio
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages1274-1286
Number of pages13
Edition40
ISBN (Print)078440027X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2) - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1994Jun 18 1994

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number40
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

OtherProceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2)
CityCollege Station, TX, USA
Period6/16/946/18/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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