Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Muds of the Fergoug Dam

  • A. Benaissa Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
  • Z. Aloui Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
  • M. S. Ghembaza Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
  • H. Trouzine Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
  • Y. Sebaibi Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Keywords: sediments of dredging, valorization, muds, road engineering, stoppings, mechanical behavior

Abstract

Volumes of dredged sediments are rather considerable and are estimated approximately 600 million m3 per year worldwide. These can represent a very interesting source of raw materials, in particular for a sector consuming aggregates such as civil engineering. The work presented in this article is interested particularly in the valorization of the muds which come from the dam of Fergoug (Algeria), with an aim of improving their mechanical behavior using binders (cement, lime) in order to use them in road engineering. To this end, we carried out a series of physical, chemical, mechanical and mineralogical analyses presented in this paper.  

Author Biographies

A. Benaissa, Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
LGCE, Environmental and Civil Engineering Laboratory. Faculty of Technology, Sidi Bel Abbes University, BP 89, DZ-22000, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Z. Aloui, Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
LGCE, Environmental and Civil Engineering Laboratory. Faculty of Technology, Sidi Bel Abbes University, BP 89, DZ-22000, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
M. S. Ghembaza, Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
LGCE, Environmental and Civil Engineering Laboratory. Faculty of Technology, Sidi Bel Abbes University, BP 89, DZ-22000, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
H. Trouzine, Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
LGCE, Environmental and Civil Engineering Laboratory. Faculty of Technology, Sidi Bel Abbes University, BP 89, DZ-22000, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Y. Sebaibi, Civil Engineering Department, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
LGCE, Environmental and Civil Engineering Laboratory. Faculty of Technology, Sidi Bel Abbes University, BP 89, DZ-22000, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

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How to Cite
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A. Benaissa, Z. Aloui, M. S. Ghembaza, H. Trouzine, and Y. Sebaibi, “Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Muds of the Fergoug Dam”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 673-676, Jun. 2014.

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