Volume 13, Number 3 and 4B (Transaction B: Geotechnical Engineering 2015)                   IJCE 2015, 13(3 and 4B): 167-174 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.22068/IJCE.13.3.167

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liu X, Sheng K, Hua J, Hong B, Zhu J. Utilization of high liquid limit soil as subgrade materials with pack-and-cover method in road embankment construction. IJCE. 2015; 13 (3 and 4B) :167-174
URL: http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-1057-en.html

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In order to improve the utilization of high liquid limit soil, the fundamental properties of high liquid limit soil and its direct utilization method are studied in this paper. This work involves both laboratory and fieldwork experiments. The results show that clay and sandy clay both with high liquid limit can be directly used for the road embankment, and the degree of compaction can be controlled at 88 %. The pack-and-cover method in accordance with Chinese technical specifications is recommended to be operated in the engineering practice. The packed height should be less than 8 meters and the total height of embankment no more than 12 meters in the interests of settlement. From the view of stability, the optimal thickness value of top sealing soil layer and edge sealing soil layer is about 1.5 meter respectively, and the geogrid reinforcement spacing should be about 2.0 meters. In addition, based on Yun-Luo expressway in China filled with high liquid limit soil, the construction techniques and key points of quality control in subgrade with pack-and-cover method are compared and discussed in detail, and the feasibility of these schemes are verified by the experimental results.

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