Wetting and Drying Compacted Soil-Lime Mixtures

  • N. MaafiEmail author
  • M. Akchiche
  • R. Sara
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


Soil treatment technique with lime is widely applied in the world in the field of earthworks. It allows reuse of materials useless for implementation embankments. But the lack of knowledge of behavior of cycles, drying/wetting in terms of volume and water change, the mechanical performance of the treated soils, the optimal lime dosage are the origin of the limited application of this technique to embankment and the no mentioned in the GTS (technical Guide soil treatment with lime and/or hydraulic binders) of this technique. The soil studied is A-4. Lime dosages are chosen based on two objectives: the amelioration and stabilization to cycles drying/wetting of soil.


Soil Treatment Lime Cycles wetting/drying Stabilization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Houari Boumedien (USTHB)AlgiersAlgeria
  2. 2.Faculdade de Engenharia de Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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