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Ground Improvement Case Histories by Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jian Chu, Buddhima Indraratna

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Chapter 11

Deep Mixing Method

Equipment and Field of Applications

Nicolas Denies1; Noël Huybrechts1,2    1 Belgian Building Research Institute, Brussels, Belgium2 KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the deep mixing method. In the deep mixing process, the ground is mixed in place while a binder is injected with the help of a mixing tool. After hardening, soil mix elements with improved mechanical and hydraulic characteristics are realized. This technology, originally developed in the 1960s for ground improvement works, has seen amazing growth in the past few decades. Today, the deep mixing method is used for a large scope of engineering projects, such as soil reinforcement, slope stabilization, ...

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