Stress-Strain Relation and Strength Prediction Method of a KMP Stabilized Zn, Pb and Cd Contaminated Site Soil

  • Wei-Yi Xia
  • Ya-Song Feng
  • Martin D. Liu
  • Yan-Jun Du
Conference paper


This paper presents a systematic laboratory investigation of the effects of KMP content and curing time on the mechanical properties of a Zn, Pb and Cd contaminated site soil. Some basic parameters quantifying the stress-strain relation and strength properties of KMP stabilized site soils are evaluated. They are the values of unconfined compressive strength (qu), failure strain (εf), and Young’s modulus (E50). Furthermore, some empirical equations are proposed, which are useful for engineering applications.


Solidification/Stabilization Heavy metals contaminated soil Phosphate Strength prediction Stress-strain relationship 



This research is financially supported by the Environmental Protection Scientific Research Project of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. 2016031), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41330641 and 41472258),and National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2013AA06A206).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-Yi Xia
    • 1
  • Ya-Song Feng
    • 1
  • Martin D. Liu
    • 2
  • Yan-Jun Du
    • 1
  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Urban Underground Engineering and Environmental Safety, Institute of Geotechnical EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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