Statistical inferences from a database of lime and cement modified soil in earthworks for residential construction in the UK

Published in the Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE 2019 – download

Use of lime for soil moisture conditioning is frequently used for the treatment of soils significantly wet of optimum in order to achieve density-driven specifications for cohesive materials. In a similar fashion, cement is frequently used for the treatment of soil of lower clay content to improve strength overall. This paper presents an assessment for a comparably large database of routine compaction testing across varying soil types in the UK where lime and/or cement has been used in ground improvement for the preparation of structural upfill specifically in residential construction projects. Statistical inferences are drawn from the data and presented for guidance for refinement of design approaches in such projects. It is concluded that the techniques produce a highly reliable structural upfill in terms of relative compaction and percentage air voids.

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Statistical inferences from a database of lime and cement modified soil in earthworks for residential construction in the UK

Published in the Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE 2019 – download

Use of lime for soil moisture conditioning is frequently used for the treatment of soils significantly wet of optimum in order to achieve density-driven specifications for cohesive materials. In a similar fashion, cement is frequently used for the treatment of soil of lower clay content to improve strength overall. This paper presents an assessment for a comparably large database of routine compaction testing across varying soil types in the UK where lime and/or cement has been used in ground improvement for the preparation of structural upfill specifically in residential construction projects. Statistical inferences are drawn from the data and presented for guidance for refinement of design approaches in such projects. It is concluded that the techniques produce a highly reliable structural upfill in terms of relative compaction and percentage air voids.

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Statistical inferences from a database of lime and cement modified soil in earthworks for residential construction in the UK

Published in the Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE 2019 – download

Use of lime for soil moisture conditioning is frequently used for the treatment of soils significantly wet of optimum in order to achieve density-driven specifications for cohesive materials. In a similar fashion, cement is frequently used for the treatment of soil of lower clay content to improve strength overall. This paper presents an assessment for a comparably large database of routine compaction testing across varying soil types in the UK where lime and/or cement has been used in ground improvement for the preparation of structural upfill specifically in residential construction projects. Statistical inferences are drawn from the data and presented for guidance for refinement of design approaches in such projects. It is concluded that the techniques produce a highly reliable structural upfill in terms of relative compaction and percentage air voids.

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