Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP140100065 [ 2014-07-01 - 2018-12-15 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn (Chief Investigator) Dr Richard Kelly (Partner Investigator) Mr Geoffrey McIntosh (Partner Investigator) Mr Greg Ryan (Partner Investigator) Mr Philippe Vincent (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Performance of Soft Clay Consolidated by Biodegradable and Geosynthetic Vertical Drains under Vacuum Pressure for Transport Infrastructure. Along Australia's coast, the abundance of soft clay often hampers the design and construction of transport infrastructure including embankments. The use of vacuum pressure and prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) ensures rapid drainage and consolidation of the clay, thus increasing its shear strength and bearing capacity while reducing long term deformation. The main aim of this project is to achieve technological advancement in sustainable and cost effective PVD-vacuum systems by minimising the time to achieve the desired degree of consolidation, thereby controlling post construction settlement and lateral movement. Extensive laboratory and field studies supported by numerical modelling aim to result in new industry guides and standards.

Funding Amount $735,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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Prof Buddhima Indraratna

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Prof Scott Sloan

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Prof John Carter

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Prof David Potts

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Mr Tapobrata Sanyal

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