Analyzing Embankment Displacement: PVD and Vacuum Consolidation with Sheet Pile Protection

Authors

  • Trong Nghia Nguyen Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam
  • Xuan Khanh Nguyen Nguyen Hoang Construction Development Ltd., Vietnam
  • Phu Huan Vo Nguyen Infrastructural Technique Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam
Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 12711-12715 | February 2024 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.6649

Abstract

The global widespread adoption of Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD) in conjunction with vacuum consolidation is driven by its robust and cost-efficient attributes. However, this construction method is not without challenges, as it has been linked to substantial displacements, posing risks to adjacent structures. Addressing such concerns in a Vietnamese road construction project, this study focuses on the innovative contribution of sheet pile protection as a highly effective solution. Utilizing numerical analysis with an anisotropic model, we examine the impact of sheet pile protection on embankment displacement. Through comparative analysis with field data, our study demonstrates the remarkable efficacy of the sheet pile method in significantly reducing both vertical and lateral settlements. Acting as a protective membrane, it effectively counters suction from the PVD vacuum zone. These findings make a substantial contribution to the field, providing engineers handling similar structural protection scenarios with invaluable insights and a novel approach to mitigating displacements associated with PVD and vacuum consolidation.

Keywords:

PVD, sheetpile, lateral displacement, vacuum consolidation

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T. N. Nguyen, X. K. Nguyen, and P. H. Vo Nguyen, “Analyzing Embankment Displacement: PVD and Vacuum Consolidation with Sheet Pile Protection”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 12711–12715, Feb. 2024.

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