Ground Improvement, 1st Edition

Case Histories

Ground Improvement, 1st Edition,Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn,Professor Buddhima Indraratna,Professor Jian Chu,ISBN9780080446332

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  • The first book of its kind, providing over thirty real-life case studies of ground improvement projects selected by the worlds top experts in ground improvement from around the globe.

  • Volume 3 of the highly regarded Elsevier Geo-engineering book series coordinated by the Series Editor: Professor John A Hudson FREng.

  • An extremely reader friendly chapter format.

  • Discusses wider economical and environmental issues facing scientists in the ground improvement.

  • Ground improvement has been both a science and art, with significant developments observed through ancient history. From the use of straw as blended infill with soils for additional strength during the ancient Roman civilizations, and the use of elephants for compaction of earth dams during the early Asian civilizations, the concepts of reinforced earth with geosynthetics, use of electrokinetics and thermal modifications of soils have come a long way. The use of large and stiff stone columns and subsequent sand drains in the past has now been replaced by quicker to install and more effective prefabricated vertical drains, which have also eliminated the need for more expensive soil improvement methods.

    The early selection and application of the most appropriate ground improvement techniques can improve considerably not only the design and performance of foundations and earth structures, including embankments, cut slopes, roads, railways and tailings dams, but also result in their cost-effectiveness. Ground improvement works have become increasingly challenging when more and more problematic soils and marginal land have to be utilized for infrastructure development.

    This edited compilation contains a collection of Chapters from invited experts in various areas of ground improvement, who have illustrated the basic concepts and the applications of different ground improvement techniques using real projects that they have been involved in. The case histories from many countries ranging from Asia, America, Australia and Europe are addressed.


    Researchers and graduate students working with advanced heat exchangers and cooling systems, as well as industry practitioners engaged in designing such heat exchangers in electronics cooling, fuel cell, and high flux cooling applications should find the book an indispensable tool.


    Professor Buddhima Indraratna

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Wollongong, Australia

    Professor Jian Chu

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Ground Improvement, 1st Edition

    More than 50 case histories are covered in 38 comprehensive chapters

    Theme 1 Preloading and Vertical Drains

    Theme 2 Modification by Chemical Admixtures

    Theme 3 Physical Modification Methods including Grouting, Compaction and Drainage

    Theme 4 Modification by Geosynthetic and other Inclusions

    Theme 5 Electro-kinetic, Thermal and Explosion Based Techniques
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