Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.2417
Publisher DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/26/1/012010
Title: Stabilization Columns for Embankment Support - Investigation, Verification and Further Development of Analytical Analyses
Language: English
Authors: Pankrath, Holger 
Kaya, Hatice 
Thiele, Ralf 
Issue Date: 9-Sep-2015
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP)
Source: International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics (ISGG 2015)
Abstract (english): 
As a technical and economical alternative to foundations on piles, but also to shallow foundations on improved soil, in recent decades a high number of soil improvement methods have been developed and established. Many of these methods use non-reinforced, cylindrical load bearing elements. A very common application of stabilizing columns is the improvement of a few meters thick soft soils below dams and embankments. But especially for this application, many failure cases are documented worldwide. In the contribution the substantial content and results are presented for investigation, testing and further development of methods for evaluating the slope stability. After a description of the problem and consequential tasks the contribution contains main results of the investigations of international sources with the stepwise development of analytical solutions. Next to the in practice well- known approaches for gravel columns, less common approaches from Scandinavia are explained. The contribution is completed with a presentation and discussion of an illustrative example, taking into account a number of different failure modes of the columns and the surrounding soil. The example was compared and validated with a 3D Model using the Finite Element Method.
Conference: International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics (ISGG 2015) 
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/3463
DOI: 10.15480/882.2417
ISSN: 1755-1315
Journal: IOP conference series 
Institute: Geotechnik und Baubetrieb B-5 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
License: CC BY 3.0 DE (Namensnennung) CC BY 3.0 DE (Namensnennung)
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