Unlike similar titles providing general information on ground improvement, Jet Grouting: Technology, Design and Control is entirely devoted to the role of jet grouting – its methods and equipment, as well as its applications. It discusses the possible effects of jet grouting on different soils and examines common drawbacks, failures and disadvantages, recent advances, critical reviews, and the range of applications, illustrated with relevant case studies.
The book addresses several topics involving this popular worldwide practice including technology issues, the interpretation of the mechanisms taking place during the grouting, the quantitative prediction of their effects, the design of jet-grouted structures, and procedures for controlling jet grouting results.
Jet Grouting: Technology, Design and Controlanalyzes the typical jet-grouted structures, such as foundations, earth retaining walls, water cut-offs, bottom plugs and tunnel supports, and serves as a practical manual for the correct use of jet grouting technology.
"… one of the best available on such a specific and important topic. This book should prove useful for a range of readers, from those who need to understand the scientific bases for designing an adequate solution, to those who search for better knowledge of the technology
—Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, January 2016
"Unlike similar titles providing general information on ground improvement, this book is entirely devoted to the role of jet grouting — its methods and equipment, as well as its applications."
—T&UC, September 2015
"The topics, which range from the description of jet grouting and its principles to the study of case histories, are well organized and presented in a reader-friendly way… and will surely [make the book] an invaluable tool not only for geotechnical engineers, but also for specialized contractors, who occasionally do not have a theoretical framework to carry out the design of the treatment."
––Oscar Alberto Vardé, President, the Argentine Engineering National Academy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"… the authors have made a brave attempt in this book to demystify the practice of jet grouting. There appears to be significant detail associated with the technology used, the processes and the mechanisms induced in the ground. The text is clear and easily understandable. The figures are sufficiently simple to demonstrate the essential processes. The design process is dealt with in two chapters and should aim to bring greater confidence to the design of jet-grouted structures."
––Dr Caesar Merrifield, Senior Principal, Coffey Geotechnics, Ontario, Canada
"This book is exceptional in that it is all inclusive, comprehensive and even handed in its coverage."
––Donald A. Bruce, GEOSYSTEMS, L.P., Venetia, Pennsylvania
Ground improvement and geotechnical engineering
Brief history of jet grouting
The reasons for success
Why a book on jet grouting?
Jet grouting procedure
Jet grouting systems
Grout mix and spoil
Jet grouting plant
Mechanisms and effects
Diameter of columns
Deviation of the columns axis
Elements and structures
From columns to structures
Design properties of columns
Tunnel canopies and vertical shafts
Control rules and guidelines
Properties of the jet-grouted structure
Performance of the jet-grouted elements
Monitoring of the surrounding structures