The effect of sodium silicate on cement-sodium silicate system grout

Sina Kazemian, Bujang B.K. Huat, Thamer A. Mohammed, Maassoumeh Barghchi

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Abstract

Chemical stabilization is the effectivemethod to improve the soil properties bymixing additives to soils. For many years, the term chemical grout was synonymous with sodium silicate grouts but in the last three decades a lot of chemical compounds were produced as chemical grouts which provide a wide selection for grouting. This paper presents the effect of varieties ratio of sodium silicate on the viscosity of sodium silicate system grout. The viscosities of different grout were carried out by using Brookfield viscometer and other related accessories. The results indicated that, the cement-sodium silicate system grout with kaolinite is the same non- Newtonian fluids and by increasing sodium silicate from 0 to 30%, the viscosity curve changed to three different shapes. Furthermore, the results showed that it is not possible to use one compound system for cement grout with high amount of sodium silicate, due to very rapid onset of reactions among the grout components. Hence, two compound system grouts should be used for injecting sodium silicate system grout. The bleeding problem of cement grout can be avoided by using low ratio of sodium silicate with the cement grout.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2011 - 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationModern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction
EditorsSiamak Yazdani, Sai On Cheung, Amarjit Singh, Nader Ghafoori
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages659-663
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789810879204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2011 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Jun 201126 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameISEC 2011 - 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction

Conference

Conference6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2011
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period21/06/1126/06/11

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