In this book, the reader is provided with a state of the art review of soil improvement techniques. Chapters are provided on: (1) the temporary techniques of water table lowering, ground freezing and electro-osmosis; (2) permanent techniques without adding materials, such as, surface compaction, heavy tamping, compaction by explosives, deep compaction utilizing vibratory probes, and soil improvement by thermal treatment; and (3) permanent soil improvement by adding materials such as, lime and cement stabilization for surface compaction, use of sand or gravel columns, lime columns, soil replacement techniques, soil improvement by preliminary loading in addition to the use of vertical drains, grouting of the soil layer, use of reinforcing elements, and reinforced earth. The final chapter reviews the commonly used in situ soil improvement tests.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    AA Balkema

    P.O. Box 1675
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands  BR-3000
  • Authors:
    • Van Impe, W F
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-6191-805-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM