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Technical paper: Deep cut-offs and the development of the slurry trench technique

W M Braun. This paper was first published in GE’s January 1969 edition.

The success of the slurry trench technique in Britain has drawn attention to the interesting work done previously on the Continent and overseas. It is of more than historic interest to civil engineers facing new equipment and construction methods that Bentonite slurry was first used in civil engineering as a stabilising fluid and lubricant during oil drilling operations in America, and that the original concept of the diaphragm wall was conceived to function as a cut-off wall under dams. 

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