Publication Abstract

Proceedings of DFI-India 2017: 7th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, (DFI)

Soil Improvement Using Soil Mixing - An Alternative Way for the Indian Market
Franz-Werner Gerressen

The use of soil improvement to utilize areas, which are not suitable for foundation purpose, has a long tradition. Due to the increasing demand of foundation works in areas of unsuitable soils, the improvement of the existing soils becomes even more important in the future. Various applications and systems for various demands exist around the world. Either it is a “simple” improvement for settlement reduction or a more important aim as liquefaction mitigation. However, each system has its advantages, limits and needs. Furthermore to the soil improvement, using various tools, soil mixing can also be used for applications like cut off and/or retaining wall. The paper will describe some basics of various techniques and different applications of the systems all over the world where the systems provided solutions for different purposes, e.g. simple foundation or liquefaction mitigation. It will describe also the main equipment which will be needed to execute these works under the various conditions.

 article #2747; publication #1035 (India2017)