REINFORCEMENT OF SOIL SLOPES BY ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS ---PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EARTH REINFORCEMENT, FUKUOKA, KYUSHU, JAPAN, 5-7 OCTOBER 1988

This paper discusses the theory, supported by experimental results, of a method of stabilizing potentially unstable slopes of clayey soils by electrochemical methods. This investigation has established that the reinforcement of the soil mass lying on the pre-existing slip surface of an ancient buried river bed by electrochemical methods combined with electrosilication have been found to be effective. As a result of this method of reinforcement, the strength of the soil mass has increased by 1.5-2 times from the initial values. A reduction of humidity was also observed in and around anode and cathode locations by 7%-4% respectively. Calculation carried out on the stability analysis of the slope after the electrochemical reinforcement show an increase of the factor of safety of about 1.25. For the covering abstract of the symposium see IRRD 818063.

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    AA Balkema

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  • Authors:
    • Perera, AKSA
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00487015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-6191-820-0
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM