Several soil improving systems are available to increase the geotechnical properties of low resistance soils and increase the stability of overlaying constructions. Most of the already available methods make use of injections of more compacted material inside the ground, like: micro-piles, sand compaction piles, stone columns or grouting. Most of these solutions requires vibrations and rotary drilling, which could compromise soil properties and overlaying building integrity. Recently an innovative soil improving system by injections of a sand/gravel mixture was developed by Novatek® through mechanical preload of the mixture by compression adopting a hydraulic jack. The advantage of this last system with respect to available methods is the absence of vibrations and rotary drilling operations. In this study, the application of this system is documented in a first trial test site in the central Po plain (Italy). Description of the system and of the executed injections are reported. Characteristics of the ground before and after injections are compared, using both geotechnical and geophysical tests, in order to evaluate the system performances, which were also ascertained with direct verification through an explorative trench. The first results reported, even if for limited application depths, highlight the good potentialities of the improving system with respect to the increase of geotechnical parameters in the treated soil.
Preliminary analyses of an innovative soil improving system by sand/gravel injections–Geotechnical and geophysical characterization of a first test site / Comina, C; Mandrone, G; Araro, A; Chicco, J; Duò, E; Vacha, D. - In: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY. - ISSN 1872-6917. - ELETTRONICO. - 293:(2021), pp. 1-14. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106278]
|Titolo:||Preliminary analyses of an innovative soil improving system by sand/gravel injections–Geotechnical and geophysical characterization of a first test site|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106278|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|