[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP1092483]
Researchers Prof BN Indraratna; Dr C Rujikiatkamjorn; Dr MD Liu; Dr J Chu
Brief description Coastal Australia is under increasing pressure from rapid population growth that requires continual capital investment in civil infrastructure such as road and rail links, ports and buildings. Many regions have soft compressible clays that present challenges for infrastructure design and construction. The use of prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) in stabilising soil can reduce construction and maintenance costs, and increased soil strength will enhance the performance of infrastructure. In this project, the soil behaviour under cyclic loads stabilised by PVDs will be thoroughly investigated. Extensive laboratory testing will result in more efficient design and construction on soft soils, including roads, railways and airport runways.
Funding Amount $366,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects