Force and Settlement Characteristics of an Embankment on Soft Consolidating Soil with Lime Columns
M Prasanna Kumar
M Prasanna Kumar*, Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale), Civil Engineering Department, Manipal Institute of technology, MAHE, Manipal, India.
Manuscript received on May 06, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2020. | PP: 1771-1773 | Volume-9 Issue-5, June 2020. | Retrieval Number: C4709029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C4709.029320
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Abstract: Embankment supported on soft soil with lime column is analyzed. The lime column is modeled using a two noded plane frame element with three degrees of freedom (DOF) (two transnational and one rotational), whereas the soil stress- strain behavior is presumed to be non-lining and modeled by a Cam-Clay model. The properties of lime column is obtained from a stressstrain curve obtained from a laboratory test. It is concluded from the study that addition of lime column in soft soil reduces the settlement after the construction.
Keywords: lime column, Embankment on soft consolidating soil, finite element analysis, ground improvement technique.