Oedometer tests were carried out on a silt used in flood embankment construction in Indonesia. Three test series were carried out under dry-of-optimum, wet-of optimum and prepared wet and then dried, initial conditions. Where collapse was observed, the collapse potential for the specimen was evaluated and severity of collapse determined. This material has been sampled from embankments in East Java, Indonesia where there is a recurrent history of geotechnical failures. These preliminary results show the importance of good compaction control at the site and help to explain some failures observed at the site.
|Title of host publication||Unsaturated Soils : Advances in Geo-Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||First European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, 2nd - 4th July 2008, Durham, UK|
|Editors||D. Toll, C.E. Augarde, D. Gallipoli, S.J. Wheeler|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jun 2008|
- flood embankment
- collapse behaviour
- unsaturated soils
McCloskey, G., Sanchez, M., Dyer, M., & Kenny, M. (2008). Behaviour of a silt used in flood embankment construction in Indonesia. In D. Toll, C. E. Augarde, D. Gallipoli, & S. J. Wheeler (Eds.), Unsaturated Soils : Advances in Geo-Engineering: First European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, 2nd - 4th July 2008, Durham, UK (pp. 465-469). London.