The effect of micro- and nanosilica on the soil permeability coefficient under cyclic freezing and thawing conditions
Zofia Zięba , Kinga Witek , Jakub Mońka
AbstractThe paper presents the analysis of the permeability coefficient of frost-susceptible soil with microsilica (MS) and nanosilica (NS) addition. Tests were performed in a triaxial apparatus in three variants: on pure soil samples, on soil samples with a 5% MS and on soil samples with a 5% NS addition. Because of the frost-susceptible properties of analysed soil, the permeability coefficient was determined on unfrozen samples and on samples after 10 cycles of freezing and thawing. The preliminary test results demonstrated that both microsilica and nanosilica have beneficial properties related to subsoil sealing. These properties are considerably stronger for nanosilica. Also, in all cases, the permeability coefficient increased after 10 cycles of freezing and thawing, but the change trend remained the same. Nanosilica shows particularly good sealing properties in frost-susceptible soils. This confirms that it may be applied as a separate additive, which is not commonly used in engineering practice. Nano particles are usually used to extend the scope of micro additives’ influence. In order to recognise the beneficial influence of analysed additives on soil permeability, the recognition of the changes in microstructure is necessary.
|Journal series||E3S Web of Conferences, [Environment, energy and earth sciences web of conferences], ISSN 2267-1242, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Conference||4th International Conference on Applied Geophysics, 28-06-2018 - 29-06-2018, Kraków, Polska|
|Internal identifier||67128; PX-5c519637d5de62f432861dcc|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 1.0, 09-12-2020, ArticleFromConference|
|Publication indicators||= 1|
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