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Sustainable binders for soil stabilisation

Jegandan, S and Liska, M and Osman, AA-M and Al-Tabbaa, A (2010) Sustainable binders for soil stabilisation. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, 163. pp. 53-61. ISSN 1755-0750

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Abstract

Portland cement is the most commonly and widely used binder in ground improvement soil stabilisation applications. However, many changes are now affecting the selection and application of stabilisation additives. These include the significant environmental impacts of Portland cement, increased use of industrial by-products and their variability, increased range of application of binders and the development of alternative cements and novel additives with enhanced environmental and technical performance. This paper presents results from a number of research projects on the application of a number of Portland cement-blended binders, which offer sustainability advantages over Portland cement alone, in soil stabilisation. The blend materials included ground granulated blastfurnace slag, pulverised fuel ash, cement kiln dust, zeolite and reactive magnesia and stabilised soils, ranging from sand and gravel to clay, and were assessed based on their mechanical performance and durability. The results are presented in terms of strength and durability enhancements offered by those blended binders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geotechnical engineering Strength & testing of materials Sustainability
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:26
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 19:04
DOI: 10.1680/grim.2010.163.1.53