Investigation of the mechanism of long term deformation of peat subgrade under embankment loading

Mohan Prasad Acharya
2016
Peat, the fragmented remains of vegetation is highly compressible foundation material. Road and railway embankments built on top of peat subgrades are associated with instability and long-term settlement. This thesis presents the results of the research work that included the field measurements, laboratory testing, and theoretical analysis to investigate the mechanism of development of pore pressure and long-term settlement in these peat subgrades. Pore pressure generation was studied based on
more » ... s studied based on the measurement of pore pressure, deformation, and temperature in peat subgrade at a field site over three years. iv
doi:10.7939/r3ht2gk7b fatcat:6wcpyzbckjf33oua3bd4irv3y4