Behaviour of a silt used in flood embankment construction in Indonesia

McCloskey, G. and Sanchez, M. and Dyer, M. and Kenny, M. (2008) Behaviour of a silt used in flood embankment construction in Indonesia. In: Unsaturated Soils : Advances in Geo-Engineering. CRC Press, London, pp. 465-469. ISBN 9780415476928

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    Abstract

    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.