Publication Abstract

Proceedings of the Deep Mixing 2015 Conference, (DFI)

Effect of Curing Conditions on the Compressibility Characteristics of an Artificially Stabilized Soil
Antonio Alberto S. Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Paulo J. Venda Oliveira, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Monica R. Garcia, Santarém, Portugal

This paper examines the compressibility characteristics of an artificially stabilized soft soil based on oedometer creep tests. The study focuses on the analysis of the effect of curing conditions (humidity conditions, vertical stress applied and curing time) on the creep behavior of a Portuguese stabilized soft soil. Consolidation and creep oedometer tests were carried out on remolded and stabilized soil samples to study the effects of these factors. The results show that curing conditions affect the one-dimensional compression behavior of the stabilized soil because the underwater curing, the increase of the vertical stress applied on the sample, and the increase of the curing time improve the compressibility characteristics, inducing the reduction of creep deformations.

 article #2084; publication #1013 (DM-2015)