Comprehensive review of soil stabilization agents

Comprehensive review of soil stabilization agents

Batool Al-Shorman, Mousa Bani Baker, Tahar Ayadat

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Abstract. Soil stabilization is a technique that is used in most construction projects to enhance the geotechnical and engineering properties of soil. There is a wide range of research studies related to soil stabilization techniques and agents, these studies discussed the effects of the different types of soil stabilization on soil, the most suitable agent type regarding soil classification, and the challenges that were founded during the application of these processes. Stabilization agents include traditional and non-traditional additives with their different categories were reviewed and discussed in this paper by presenting the results of the recent studies concerned with various types of soil stabilization agents in different laboratories and project tests with highlights on the enhancement of soil properties. In addition to increasing the compressive and shear strength parameters, Maximum Dry Density (MDD), and California Bearing Ratio (CBR) of the soil, the soil stabilization agents play a great role in decreasing the soil plasticity index, swelling, compressibility, porosity, permeability, and Optimum Moisture Content (OMC).

Soil, Stabilization, Additives, Traditional Additives, Non-Traditional Additives, Clay, Chemical Additives, Nanomaterials

Published online 8/10/2023, 8 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Batool Al-Shorman, Mousa Bani Baker, Tahar Ayadat, Comprehensive review of soil stabilization agents, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 31, pp 109-116, 2023


The article was published as article 12 of the book Advanced Topics in Mechanics of Materials, Structures and Construction

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