Volume 35, Issue 3 (May 2012)
Discussion on “Stress Concentration Ratio of Model Stone Columns in Soft Clays” by Fattah, M., Shlash, K., and Al-Waily, M., Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, Paper ID GTJ 103060
The authors state that “Most researchers consider the stone column to behave as a pile. Therefore, the criteria proposed for defining the failure load of the pile can be adopted for stone columns.” The writer does not agree with this statement.