Use of metakaolin in grouts intended for soil nailing
1 Université de Toulouse, INSA/UPS, LMDC (Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions), Toulouse, France
2 GTS (Travaux Géotechniques et Sécurisation), Domène, France
The aim of this work was to carry out a feasibility study to evaluate the pertinence of using metakaolin in grout intended for soil nailing. After a first step of grout optimisation based on technical and environmental constraints, an in-situ study was performed to evaluate the compatibility of metakaolin with this kind of application. This part highlights the minimum performance levels necessary if grout is to fulfil its role of transferring stresses between soil and nail.
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