Lime treated soil erodibility investigated by EFA erosion testing

Bennabi, A. and Herrier, G. and Lesueur, D. (2016) Lime treated soil erodibility investigated by EFA erosion testing. In: ICSE 2016 (8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion), 12-15 September 2016, Oxford, UK.

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Erosion is susceptible to reduce the overall stability of a structure under hydraulic and static loads, but also can lead to the development of a fast breach. In parallel, dikes and levees builders and designers have not so many ways to improve initial properties of materials available on site, for the construction or restoration of hydraulic embankments. In this context, soil treatment with lime is a relevant procedure that is reported to improve the mechanical properties and erosion behavior of silty and clayey soils. This study focuses on the changes induced by lime treatment on the erosion resistance of a silty soil, and the evolution of relevant erosion parameters with curing time. EFA (Erosion Function Apparatus) tests on a silty soil from Marche-les-Dames (Belgium) were performed on the native soil, and after 2.5 % lime addition at several curing times (1, 7 and 28 days). After 1 day curing time, a slight increase in the soil erosion resistance is recorded, whereas after seven days submitted to a water flow velocity above 3 m/s, the soil passes from a medium to a low erodibility level. After 28 days, the soil has a very low erodibility for the same water velocity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Coasts > Sediment transport and scour
Divisions: Coastal
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:51
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:51

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