ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

Probabilistic Performance Analysis of Prefabricated Vertical Drains on Soft Soils

Parameswaran, TG and Nazeeh, KM and Sivakumar Babu, GL (2020) Probabilistic Performance Analysis of Prefabricated Vertical Drains on Soft Soils. In: Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC 2018, 13-15 Dec 2018, Bangalore; India, pp. 443-449.

[img] PDF
lec_not_civ_eng_88_443_449.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (276kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6237-2_37


Properties of soft soils largely influence their behavior and the design scheme of the ground improvement that would be required. The time for 90 consolidation could be estimated theoretically with time factor, coefficient of consolidation, compressibility and permeability. As the reproducibility of these tests is very less, estimating the properties accurately is highly challenging. Repeating the test also would usually result in obtaining a wide range of values. Since the ground improvement scheme is largely dependent on these properties, probabilistic tools and reliability-based design must be used. In soft soils, prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) along with preloading is a popular method of increasing the bearing capacity of soils wherein the improvement is achieved by accelerating the consolidation process. The spatial and temporal variability of the soil properties affects the performance of the PVDs installed in the ground, and the same is investigated using probability distribution of the various properties used in the design of the ground improvement scheme. Monte Carlo simulations using the probability distribution and statistics of the design properties are used to capture the effect of variability of the design properties on the time for consolidation. © 2021, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Additional Information: cited By 0; Conference of Indian Geotechnical Conference,IGC 2018 ; Conference Date: 13 December 2018 Through 15 December 2018; Conference Code:245279
Keywords: Consolidation; Drainage; Monte Carlo methods; Probability distributions; Soils, Coefficient of consolidation; Consolidation process; Ground improvement; Pre-fabricated vertical drains; Probabilistic performance; Reliability based design; Reproducibilities; Spatial and temporal variability, Soil testing
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 10:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/66730

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item