Prediction of Geotechnical Properties of Lime-Stabilized Soils: Ongoing Research and Preliminary Results

  • Muhannad IsmeikEmail author
  • Taha Ahmed
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


This paper presents statistical models to estimate the geotechnical properties of lime-stabilized fine-grained soils. The geotechnical properties of the un-stabilized and lime-stabilized soils are measured based on the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. These properties include liquid limit, plasticity index, optimum moisture content, maximum dry density, and unconfined compressive strength. Findings indicated that the suggested regression equations exhibit excellent fit of data and can be used reliably and efficiently to predict the geotechnical behavior of lime-stabilized soil, as a rapid inexpensive substitute for cumbersome laboratory techniques. These models can be directly implemented into the design and construction of engineering earthworks including road subgrades, landfill liners, and foundations.


Modeling Lime Stabilization Fine-grained soil Subgrade Foundation Geotechnical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAustralian College of KuwaitKuwait CityKuwait

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