Installation Effect of Controlled Modulus Columns on Nearby Existing Structures

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Conference Proceeding
Geotechnical Special Publication, 2016, 2016-January (264 GSP), pp. 125 - 133
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© 2016 ASCE. Controlled modulus columns (CMC) ground improvement technique is a novel approach to reduce ground settlement. To install CMC, a rotary displacement auger is used to form a vertical cylindrical cavity, by displacing the surrounding soils laterally, followed by grout injection. While the method reduces spoil generation, excessive lateral soil displacement may damage the adjacent structures and freshly-grouted CMCs. Although there has been growing interest in quantifying such effects, only a handful of studies have been attempted. This paper presents results of a numerical investigation on the CMC installation effect on an existing bridge pile using the three-dimensional finite difference software package FLAC3D. The bridge pile response to the lateral soil movement induced by the CMC installation are presented and discussed.
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