DEVELOPMENT OF DEEP SOIL MIXING TECHNOLOGY UTILISING INDUSTRIAL BY-PRODUCTS

Grant number: LP150100043 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project will investigate the sustainable use of industrial wastes in ground improvement works using deep soil mixing. Currently, ground improvement projects use large amounts of highly carbon intensive materials. This project aims to develop low carbon alternatives by using geopolymers, which are a mixture of industrial waste by-products such as fly ash and slag with alkali activators. This project will explore the consolidation effects and stress–strain responses of soft soil improved with geopolymers under static and dynamic loading. The main expected outcome of the project is an innovative ground improvement technique using geopolymers as an alternative green binder.