Triaxial behavior of zeolite-cemented sand

Mola Abasi, H, Saberian Boroujeni, M, Semsani, S, Li, J and Khajeh, A 2018, 'Triaxial behavior of zeolite-cemented sand', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, pp. 1-50.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Triaxial behavior of zeolite-cemented sand
Author(s) Mola Abasi, H
Saberian Boroujeni, M
Semsani, S
Li, J
Khajeh, A
Year 2018
Journal name Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement
Start page 1
End page 50
Total pages 50
Publisher ICE
Abstract In the current paper, a series of consolidated undrained triaxial tests, considering four confining pressures (i.e. 50, 100, 200 and 400 kPa), have been performed to investigate the effects of zeolite on the triaxial behavior of cemented sands. The cement was added to the sand at 4 and 8% (by dry weight of the sand). Also, natural zeolite was used as an additive to the mixture, and added at 0 and 30% (optimum) by weight of the cement. Based on the results, it was indicated that the inclusion of zeolite led to increasing the shear strength and peak axial stress. Moreover, the elastic modulus of specimens increased by increasing the cement content as well as the addition of zeolite. Finally, it has been shown that the initial stiffness and peak strength improved by increasing the cement content.
Subject Environmental Management
Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Keyword(s) Cement
Zeolite
Triaxial Test
Confining Pressures
Undrain behavior
DOI - identifier 10.1680/jgrim.18.00009
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ISSN 1755-0750
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