Publication Abstract

Grouting and Ground Treatment: Proceedings of the Third International Conference, (ASCE)

Quantitatively Engineered Grout Curtains
D.B. Wilson, T. L. Dreese

It is now possible, under reasonably favorable geologic conditions, to design and construct grout curtains as fully engineered elements having specific design properties and achieving specific, end performance results. This paper summarizes the procedures, tools, and techniques to utilize the Quantitatively Engineered Grout Curtain (QEGC) Design Approach. Recommendations are provided for curtain design parameters based on evaluation of the set of integrated project characteristics that affect the outcome of grouting. The potential favorable impacts on technical and cost effectiveness afforded by a quantitative design approach are illustrated by simple examples.

 article #1128; publication #62 (GRT-2003)