Preliminary Program


Co-Sponsored by ASCE Geo-Institute
Golden Tulip Leeuwenhorst Conference Center
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
May 28 - June 2, 2000

Jim Hanson
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan USA
Ruud Termaat
Ministry of Public Works -- Road & Hydraulic Engineering Division
Delft, The Netherlands

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 1-212-591-7836; Fax: 1-212-591-7441 -

Sunday, May 28, 2000

15:00 - 17:00 Registration

17:30 - 19:00 Dinner and welcoming

19:00 - 20:00 Keynote Address: Leaning Towers and Soft Ground
Prof. F. B. J. Barends
GeoDelft, Delft Technological University

20:00 - 21:00 Opening Reception

Monday, May 29, 2000

07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15 Welcoming Remarks
Jim Hanson, Chair
Ruud Termaat, Co-Chair
Herman Bieber, UEF Conference Liaison

09:15 - 12:45 Session I: Microstructure and Soft Ground Characterization

09:15 - 10:00 P. Smart
Towards a Kinetic Theory of Clay

10:00 - 10:15 M. Long
The Influence of Micro Structure on the Behavior of Irish Soft Soils

10:15 - 10:30 J. Tigchelaar
On the Behaviour of Reconstituted Oostvaardersplassen Clay

10:30 - 11:00 T. Richardson
Soft Soil Engineering in Central Florida

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 Specialty Session: Characterization of Soft Ground
T. Sheahan
Use of Special Consolidation Tests to Unify Soil Structure and Creep Susceptibility
A. Nadzri Hussein
Fabric Features of Some Coastal Soft Soil Deposits from Peninsular Malaysia
S. Hebib
Laboratory Determination of Deformation and Stiffness Parameters of Stabilised Peat
N. Yesiller
Ultrasonic Assessment of Stabilized Soils
A.A.V. Dias
Prediction of Soil Permeability of a Statistically Representative Sample of Soft Ground
D. Schwarm
Settlement Magnitude Sensitivity to OCR Profile in Medium Plasticity Silts
A. Mahmood
Model Double Footing Tests of a Reinforced Peaty Soil
H. den Adel
Reduction of Axial Resistance Due to Membrane and Side Drains in the Triaxial Test
E.J. den Haan
The Isotache Technique Applied to the Calculation of Deformation Following Precompression of Soft Soils

13:15 Technical tour (and lunch)
Buses will leave promptly from front of conference center for
Session II: Laboratory of Field Soft Ground Characterization
E.J. den Haan : Tour of GeoDelft Laboratories
R. Termaat: Excursion to Field Site
(After the technical tour there should be some time to spend in Delft.)

19:00 - 20:30 Dinner

20:30 - 21:30 Reception and Social Hour

Tuesday, May 30, 2000

07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 13:00 Session III: Chemical Stabilization

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote Address: Deep Soil Mixing
Goran Holm
Swedish Geotechnical Institute

10:00 - 10:20 R. Andersson
Hydraulic Cement Based Binders for Mass Stabilization of Organic Soils

10:20 - 10:40 P.J. Nicholson
Reinforcement of Soft Soils by Soil Mixing

10:40 - 11:00 E.J. den Haan
Evaluation of a Test Embankment on Soft Organic Soil Reinforced by Cement-Stabilized Soil Columns

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 Panel Discussion: Stabilization of Soft Ground
Panel Members:
G. Holm, Swedish Geotechnical Institute

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time (Construction Site Visits Available)

16:15 - 19:00 Session IV: Embankments and Tunneling

16:15 - 16:45 E. Farrell
Embankments on Soft Ground - Field Performance
versus Design Predictions

16:45 - 17:00 M. Almeida
Stability Control of Brazilian Embankments on Soft Clay

17:00 - 17:15 R. Q. Coutinho
Failure of the Embankment on Soft Soil in the Tejipio Channel/ Araca Lagoon - Recife-Brazil

17:15 - 17:30 I.W. Sengara
Settlement and Stability Analysis of an Estuarine Embankment Dam Construction Over Very Soft Clay

17:30 - 17:45 A. Jamaludin
Design and Performance of a Highway Embankment on Soft Alluvial Klang Clay

17:45 - 18:15 Coffee Break

18:15 - 18:30 M. Junica
A Multi-Shield Type of Excavation for Large Rectangular Shaped Tunnels

18:30 - 18:45 T. Domon
Design Loads of Shield Tunnel Lining for Clayey Ground

18:45 - 19:00 B. Mattle
Settlement analysis of an Excavation of a Ventilation Shaft and a
Cut-and-Cover Tunnel in Soft Soils in Boston by Using Three-
Dimensional FE Calculation

19:00 - 19:15 A. Vriend
Soil Improvement at the Botlek Railway Tunnel Project

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 22:00 Reception and Social Hour

Wednesday, May 31, 2000

07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 13:15 Session V: Geosynthetics

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote Address: Geosynthetics for Soft Ground
Barry Christopher
Christopher Consultants

10:00 - 10:15 G. Mannsbart
Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments on Soft Soil

10:15 - 10:30 A. Porbaha
Analysis of Reinforced Walls Using Shear Strength Reduction

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:15 R. E. Landau
Wick Drain Research at an Illinois Project Site

11:15 - 11:30 J. S. Sharma
Characterization of Smear Zone Around Vertical Drain Using Large Scale Laboratory Tests

11:30 - 11:45 M. Kiyama
The New Accelerated Consolidation Method, Combining the Dewatering and Plastic Board Drain Methods

11:45 - 12:00 B. Indraratna
Settlement of Soft Clay Foundations Stabilised with Vertical Drains

12:15 Technical excursion and lunch
Buses leave promptly from front of conference center for

12:15 - 17:00 Session VI: Construction Site Tours
Tours of Soft Ground Construction Sites
Tour of Acordis Geosynthetics production facility (to be confirmed)
(after technical tour there should be some free time in Amsterdam)

17:00 - 19:00 Ad Hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Social Hour

Thursday, June 1, 2000 (Ascension Day in the Netherlands)

07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 13:00 Session VII: Thermal, Electrical, and Chemical Stabilization

09:00 - 09:15 L. Moritz
Strengthening of Clay in a Heat Store

09:15 - 09:30 J. Hanson
Stress-Temperature Effects on Peat

09:30 - 09:45 J. Q. Shang
Electrokinetic Dewatering of Eneabba West Mine Tailings: An Experimental Study

09:45 - 10:00 A. Alshawabkeh
Mechanical Stabilization of Soft Soils by Ion Migration

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Specialty Session: Soft Ground Stabilization
A. Puppala
Alternate Chemical Stabilization Methods to Treat Soft Expansive Soil
O. Taki
Soil-Cement Pile/Column
E. J. Schoute
Laboratory Investigations on Chemical Stabilization of Soft Kaolinitic Clay
K. Muramoto
A Study on the Durability of Chemically Stabilized Volcanic-Cohesive-Clay Under Repeated Trainloads
D. Schwarm
Influence of Fines Plasticity on the Effectiveness of Vibroreplacement Stone Columns for Site Improvement
P. Scheller
CSV Soil Stabilization System - A New Technique for Soft Soil Improvement
N. Fox
Case Histories of Rammed Aggregate Pier Soil Reinforcement Construction Over Peat and Highly Organic Soils
G. de Melo
Dynamic Compaction and Vibratory Compaction as Solutions for Improving the Mechanical Characteristics of Earth Fills
A. El-Ashaal
Analysis of the Performance of Strip Foundation Resting on Very Soft Clay Improved with Enhanced Cushion

12:00 - 13:00 Discussion

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 16:00 ad hoc sessions and/or free time

16:15 - 19:00 Session VIII: Environmental Aspects of Soft Ground Technology

16:15 - 16:45 M. Kamon
Remediation Techniques for Soft Ground

16:45 - 17:15 Tuncer Edil
Construction Over Soft Waste Materials

17:15 - 17:30 Coffee Break

17:30 - 19:00 Specialty Session: Environmental and General Topics
A. Hisidore
Geotechnical Properties of Water Plant Sludge
J. Tinjum
Landfill Construction Through Peat and Organic Silt
M. Sheeley
An Investigation of Geofoam Interface Strength Behavior
A. Porbaha
Behavior of a Lightweight Geomaterial
A. Elragi
Sample Size Effects on the Behavior of Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam
A. Mahmood
Studies on the Geotextile/Soil Interface Shear Behavior
N. Marei
Response of Foundations Resting on Differnt Granular Cushions Underlain by Weak Clay
L. Mingxin
The Key Point Combination Supports of Tunnel in Deep Mine Soft Ground
H. G. B. Allersma
Centrifuge Modeling of Embankment Construction by Dumping Method of Soft Soil
A.A.V. Dias
Knowledge Based Assessment Model for the Evaluation of Bank Stability in Soft Ground Condition
K. Onitsuka
The Dynamic Properties of Lime Stabilized Ariake Clay Added with Fly Ash and Foaming Waste Glass

19:00 - 20:30 Conference Banquet

20:30 - 21:30 Social Hour

Friday, June 2, 2000

07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 13:00 Session IX: Soft Ground Case Histories and the Infrastructure

09:00 - 09:20 P. van Dijk
Freezing in Boston

09:20 - 09:40 K. N. Gunalan
Accelerated Reconstruction of Interstate 15 through Salt Lake County, U.S.A.

09:40 - 10:00 TBA
Soft Ground Case History

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Soft Ground Infrastructure Problems and Solutions Panel Discussion
Panel Members:
Ruud Termaat, Ministry of Public Works, Netherlands
Al DiMillio, United States Federal Highway Administration
Raymond Sterling, Trenchless Technology Center
TBA, Senior Representative from Ground Improvement Industry

12:00 - 13:00 Conference Wrap-up

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Adjournment

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