Written by an author with more than 25 years of field and academic experience, Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods explains ground improvement technologies for converting marginal soil into soil that will support all types of structures. Soil improvement is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. Some sort of soil improvement must happen on every construction site. This combined with rapid urbanization and the industrial growth presents a huge dilemma to providing a solid structure at a competitive price.
The perfect guide for new or practicing engineers, this reference covers projects involving soil stabilization and soil admixtures, including utilization of industrial waste and by-products, commercially available soil admixtures, conventional soil improvement techniques, and state-of-the-art testing methods.
- Conventional soil improvement techniques and state-of-the-art testing methods
- Methods for mitigating or removing the risk of liquefaction in the event of major vibrations
- Structural elements for stabilization of new or existing construction industrial waste/by-products, commercially available soil
- Innovative techniques for drainage, filtration, dewatering, stabilization of waste, and contaminant control and removal
Introduction Chapter 1. What is "Ground Modification" : Applications and Solutions Chapter 2. Categories (Types) of Ground Modification Chapter 3. General Objectives, Current Practice, and Promising Technologies Section II
Mechanical Modification: Densification Chapter 4. Objectives and Improvements from Soil Densification Chapter 5. Shallow Compaction Chapter 6. Deep Densification Chapter 7. Gradation Control Section III
Hydraulic Modification Chapter 8. Overall Objectives and Approaches Chapter 9. Role of Geosynthetics: Filtration, Drainage and Seepage Control Chapter 10. Preconsolidation Chapter 11. Electrokinetic Dewatering/Stabilization (Electro-osmosis) Section IV
Physical and Chemical Modification Chapter 12. Modification with Admixtures