Case Studies on Ground Improvement for Heavy Infrastructure on Soft Soil Using Basal Reinforcement

  • Vikalp Kamal
  • Minimol KorullaEmail author
  • P. S. Meenu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 56)


Design and construction of high embankment or structures on fine-grained and soft soil having poor shear strength parameters have always been a challenging task for engineers which is not only susceptible to higher settlements and shear failures but also in some cases liquefaction. Selection of a proper ground improvement method is the key for economical and sustainable development of any project. With the help of three case studies, this paper intends to present the measures adopted to overcome the complexity faced during the design and construction of such structures for different kinds of soils. This paper also emphasizes on the use of liquefaction hazard assessment and mapping for structures on soils susceptible to liquefaction which is not very much common in contemporary India and explains various measures that can be taken to mitigate it.


Basal reinforcement Liquefaction Gangapath expressway Embankments Soft soil Piled embankment Stone column 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd.GurugramIndia

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