LIME GROUT PENETRATION AND ASSOCIATED MOISTURE MOVEMENTS IN SOIL

THE USE OF LIME, PLACED OR INJECTED, FOR DEEP SOIL STABILIZATION HAS BEEN A MATTER OF SOME CONTROVERSY. TO PERMIT A RATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THIS PROCESS FOR DESIGN PURPOSES, A SERIES OF FIELD EXPERIMENTS WAS MADE, THESE WERE PARTICULARLY CHOSEN TO DETERMINE WHETHER DIVERSE SOILS SUBJECT TO INTERMITTENT SEVERE DRYING AND OCCASIONAL FLOODING MIGHT BE STABILIZED BY A LIME GROUTING PROCESS, AND IF SO WHAT RATIONAL DESIGN PROCEDURES WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT FISSURING OF THE SOIL AND THE MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GROUT ARE MAJOR PARAMETERS FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES, AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF DRILL-LIME AND LIME GROUT INJECTION PROCESSES HAVE BEEN CRITICALLY EVALUATED. /AUTHOR/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 37-41

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM