Arching in piled embankments
Tang, Sek Kwan.
Date of Issue1992
School of Civil and Structural Engineering
Piles with and without caps are often used to support embankments constructed on soft ground. The purpose is to transfer a portion of the weight of the embankment fill onto deeper and more competent strata. The study dealt with an alternative piled embankment system using precast concrete cap beams (instead of individual pile caps) and geotextile. The focus is on the effect of cap beam spacing and geotextile on the load distribution between soft ground and cap beam.
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY