THE MULTI-FACTOR CONTROL AND EVALUATION OF HIGHWAY SOFT SOIL SUBGRADE STABILITY
Keywords:Soft soil subgrade, Stability, Ultimate filling height, Inflection point analysis, Thin-layer rotary adding method, Geotextile
When the surcharge preloading method is used in the treatment of soft soil subgrade, it is necessary to squeeze for more preloading drainage consolidation time under the premise of controlling the subgrade stability during the filling period. Considering the mutation of each monitoring indices and their interrelation when instability occurs in the fill subgrade, the inflection point analysis method through monitoring indices to control the subgrade stability comprehensively was proposed in this paper. The thin-layer rotary adding method was used to determine the ultimate filling depth and the loading plan for the highway soft soil subgrade during the filling period, with the inflection point analysis method in analyzing and evaluating the subgrade stability. The results showed that: (1) The ultimate fill height of the subgrade sections was obtained from the stability analysis results on the basis of the three indices of pore water pressure increment, settlement and lateral displacement, which was close to the prediction results of the thin-layer rotary adding method. (2) The stability control standard of the subgrade construction in the filling method was that the single-stage pore pressure coefficient should be within 1.2. (3) The subgrade stability control standard contained the maximum settlement rate of 20mm/d and the maximum lateral displacement rate of 3mm/d. (4) The geotextile setting in the highway subgrade effectively improved the ultimate bearing capacity of the subgrade, reduced the lateral displacement, improved the anti-slip stability, and increased the ultimate filling height and filling rate.
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