Innovations in jet grouting technology have primarily focused on the cutting efficiency of the jets, with the aim of creating larger columns and increasing the productivity of construction sites. Relatively little attention has been paid to the consequences of the grouting system on the mechanical properties of the formed material. This paper investigates this aspect by analysing the results of two field trials carried out in both sandy and clayey soils, where single and double fluid jet grouting were simultaneously performed, with varied grout composition and injection parameters. Parallel uniaxial compressive tests on samples cored from the columns show that the material formed with the double system is systematically lower in strength than the material formed using the single fluid system. The mineralogical composition of samples cored from the columns was analysed by performing parallel Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Thermo-Gravimetric Analyses (TGA) to determine the reasons for this difference. A lower proportion of cementitious products, an accelerated carbonation of portlandite and a less homogeneous distribution of cement hydration products was found on the surface of the soil particles of the double samples than for the single fluid columns.

Strength of sandy and clayey soils cemented with single and double fluid jet grouting

Daniele V.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Innovations in jet grouting technology have primarily focused on the cutting efficiency of the jets, with the aim of creating larger columns and increasing the productivity of construction sites. Relatively little attention has been paid to the consequences of the grouting system on the mechanical properties of the formed material. This paper investigates this aspect by analysing the results of two field trials carried out in both sandy and clayey soils, where single and double fluid jet grouting were simultaneously performed, with varied grout composition and injection parameters. Parallel uniaxial compressive tests on samples cored from the columns show that the material formed with the double system is systematically lower in strength than the material formed using the single fluid system. The mineralogical composition of samples cored from the columns was analysed by performing parallel Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Thermo-Gravimetric Analyses (TGA) to determine the reasons for this difference. A lower proportion of cementitious products, an accelerated carbonation of portlandite and a less homogeneous distribution of cement hydration products was found on the surface of the soil particles of the double samples than for the single fluid columns.
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