Stabilization of Soil with Lime Columns

  • Bengt B. Broms
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Abstract

The behavior of very soft clay or silt can be improved with lime or cement columns. In this soil stabilization method, the soft soil is mixed in situ either with unslaked lime (CaO) or with cement using a tool shaped like a giant dough mixer, as illustrated in Figure 24.1. Other materials can be used, such as gypsum (Holm et al., 1983a), fly-ash and furnace slag (Nieminen, 1978), hydroxyaluminum (Bryhn et al., 1983), and potassium chloride (Eggestad and Sem, 1976).

Keywords

Shear Strength Bearing Capacity Direct Shear Test Soft Clay Undrained Shear Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bengt B. Broms
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  1. 1.Nanyang Technological InstituteSingapore

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