STP892: Effectiveness of Prefabricated Drains on Laboratory Consolidation of Remolded Soils

    David Suits, L
    Soils Engineering Laboratory Supervisor, Associate Soils Engineer, and Assistant Soils Engineer, Soil Mechanics Bureau, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY

    Gemme, RL
    Soils Engineering Laboratory Supervisor, Associate Soils Engineer, and Assistant Soils Engineer, Soil Mechanics Bureau, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY

    Masi, JJ
    Soils Engineering Laboratory Supervisor, Associate Soils Engineer, and Assistant Soils Engineer, Soil Mechanics Bureau, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY

    Pages: 21    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    The Soil Mechanics Bureau of the New York State Department of Transportation has carried out an extensive testing program over the past two years to determine the relative effectiveness of several types of prefabricated “wick” drains in the laboratory and field environments. The test program and results, along with discussions, and the relationship of the test results to theoretical field performance are presented in this paper.

    Keywords:

    prefabricated drains, wick drains, consolidation, remolded soil, equivalent diameter, soil improvement, lateral drainage, coefficients of consolidation, time rate of consolidation, stabilization, geotextiles


    Paper ID: STP34640S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34640S


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