Publications / 2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia

Latent Potentials of Automation for Deep Stabilization Machines and Working Processes

Rauno Heikkilä, Teemu Kivimäki, Katja Puolitaival
Pages 64-72 (2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-7399-974-2, ISSN 2413-5844)

The paper introduces and discusses some results of a large active research project in Finland. In this part of the research the aim was to develop an automated total process for deep or column stabilization. Based on work studies and other practical researches an economical analyze of latent economical benefits of automation for deep stabilization was made. Automation was found to have remarkable latent economic benefits in the development of deep stabilization. The evaluations and statistical calculations showed up to 20% of the direct costs could be saved by utilizing advanced techniques and methods in deep stabilization. Time savings, energy savings and environmental benefits were also remarkable.

Keywords: 3D, automation of deep stabilization, soil strengthening