Sydney Chapter

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture: Recent Advances in the Application of Vertical Drains and Vacuum Preloading in Soft Soil Stabilization

Prof. Buddhima Indraratna

Over the past 15 years, Prof. Buddhima Indraratna and his co-workers have developed numerous experimental, analytical and numerical approaches that simulate the mechanics of prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) and vacuum preloading including both two-dimensional and three-dimensional analyses and more comprehensive design methods.

This lecture presents an overview of the theoretical and practical developments and salient findings of soft ground improvement via PVD and vacuum preloading with applications to selected case histories in Australia, Thailand and China.

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