Strip drains in dredged material placement areas

Timothy D. Stark, Jack Fowler

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Abstract

Prefabricated strip drains can be used to accelerate consolidation of dredged fill and underlying foundation soils. This consolidation causes an increase in storage capacity, and thus service life of the placement area. In addition, consolidation causes an increase in soil shear strength that will allow perimeter dikes to be constructed to higher elevations and/or future-development of the site. This paper presents the results of a strip drain test section installed in an active dredged material placement area. The strip drains accelerated consolidation of the dredged fill and soft foundation soil resulting in measured settlements of approximately 1.8 m (6 ft).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages420-429
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Placement. Part 2 (of 2) - Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
Duration: Nov 13 1994Nov 16 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Placement. Part 2 (of 2)
CityLake Buena Vista, FL, USA
Period11/13/9411/16/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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