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The behavior of four trial embankments located on the west coast ofeninsular Malaysia are described. The trial embankments were located in Kuala Perlis (2 embankments), Juru, and Muar. Two construction rates were used for the construction of the embankments. A slow construction rate was used for three embankments (Kuala Perlis north embankment, Juru, and Muar) while a rapidly construction rate was used for the Kuala Perlis south embankment. No ground improvement methods were used to accelerate consolidation of the embankments. behavior of the embankments was monitored using settlement gauges, standpipe and pneumatic piezometers, inclinometers, and heave markers. Comparison with trial embankments from temperate regions is also described.
trial embankments, behavior, soft ground, Peninsular Malaysia, geotechnical instrumentation
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Road Design Unit, Kuala Lumpur,