Stabilization of Soils Using Chemical Admixtures: A Review

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Mohammed N J Alzaidy

Abstract

Searching for the best soil stabilizer to overcome problems occur by the soft soils are still
being the main concern, not only to achieve the required soil engineering properties but also by
considering the cost and the effect to the environment. This review paper presents the results of experimental researches on soil stabilization by using the most chemical admixtures, which involved cement, lime and fly ash, and their effectiveness in the engineering properties of soil. Based on the literature review, the results show that addition of these chemical additives lead to significant improvement in workability, strength, durability and mechanical behaviour. On the other hand, it lead to a reduction in shrinkage, plasticity, compressibility and swell characteristics of soil. Also, the curing duration had significantly improved the strength properties of the stabilized soil with chemical additives. Using of each chemical additive and its suitability for a specific soil is highlighted in the research.

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M. N. J. Alzaidy, “Stabilization of Soils Using Chemical Admixtures: A Review”, JUBES, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 51 - 62, Jan. 2019.
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