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Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods

Written by an author with more than 25 years of field and academic experience, Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods explains ground improvement technologies for converting marginal soil into soil that will support all types of structures. Soil improvement is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. Some sort of soil improvement must happen on every construction site. This combined with rapid urbanization and the industrial growth presents a huge dilemma to providing a solid structure at a competitive price.

The perfect guide for new or practicing engineers, this reference covers projects involving soil stabilization and soil admixtures, including utilization of industrial waste and by-products, commercially available soil admixtures, conventional soil improvement techniques, and state-of-the-art testing methods.


Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers

Paperback, 472 Pages

Published: August 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-408076-8


  • Section I – Introduction

    Chapter 1. What is "Ground Modification" : Applications and Solutions

    Chapter 2. Categories (Types) of Ground Modification

    Chapter 3. General Objectives, Current Practice, and Promising Technologies

    Section II – Mechanical Modification: Densification

    Chapter 4. Objectives and Improvements from Soil Densification

    Chapter 5. Shallow Compaction

    Chapter 6. Deep Densification

    Chapter 7. Gradation Control

    Section III – Hydraulic Modification

    Chapter 8. Overall Objectives and Approaches

    Chapter 9. Role of Geosynthetics: Filtration, Drainage and Seepage Control

    Chapter 10. Preconsolidation

    Chapter 11. Electrokinetic Dewatering/Stabilization (Electro-osmosis)

    Section IV – Physical and Chemical Modification

    Chapter 12. Modification with Admixtures


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