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Improving the strength of weak soil using polyurethane grouts: a review

Saleh, Samaila and Mohd. Yunus, Nor Zurairahetty and Ahmad, Kamarudin and Ali, Nazri (2019) Improving the strength of weak soil using polyurethane grouts: a review. Construction and Building Materials, 202 . pp. 738-752. ISSN 0950-0618

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.01.04...


The recent need to develop infrastructure, driven by global population growth is forcing societies to construct on any soil type available within their vicinity including weak soils. However, due to the poor physical and engineering properties of weak soils, they are not suitable for construction purposes. Given many ground improvement techniques that are presently employed to improve the properties of weak soils and to reduce the potential damages caused by them, this paper addresses this issue by conducting a literature review and collecting information on the application of polyurethane chemical grout for improving the properties of weak soils. While, many researchers have investigated the application of polyurethane, its application and the methods of improving the properties of weak soils, including detailed information on the application of polyurethane on weak soils for improving its properties is limited. Accordingly, this paper has examined the chemistry of each component of polyurethane and its application and explored the methods of grouting, grouting materials, the advantages and disadvantages as well as the applications of grout both in the field and in the laboratory. The review also discussed the possible means of improving polyurethane by incorporating reinforcing fillers, surfactant, catalyst and other additives. The review concluded that improved polyurethane has the potential to improve weak soil types for infrastructure development.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:grout, polyurethane, weak soil
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:88882
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:29 Dec 2020 12:39
Last Modified:29 Dec 2020 12:39

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