Estimation of soil improvement by vibro replacement30 December 2017
Estimation of soil improvement by vibro replacement
A preliminary estimation of the effectiveness of soil improvement by vibro replacement with stone columns is performed classicaly by Priebe’s method, which has been implemented in several dedicated commercial softwares. However, this method is simple enough to incorporate in a simple spreadsheet, with no special programming. The method is described extensively in “Priebe, H.J. (1995) The design of Vibro Replacement, Ground Engineering (Dec), pp 31-37.”
An implementation of Priebe’s method for infinite loaded areas and for square footings has been added to the “Downloads” section of the website. This spreadsheet, is completely free and open-source and comments and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.