A RAPID METHOD FOR SOIL-CEMENT DESIGN - LOUISIANA SLOPE VALUE METHOD, PART 2 EVALUATION

A METHOD FOR RAPIDLY DESIGNING SOIL-CEMENT MIXTURES CALLED THE LOUISIANA SLOPE VALUE METHOD ORIGINALLY PRESENTED IN RESEARCH REPORT NO. 11 OF THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS WAS EVALUATED. THE METHOD FOR DESIGN AND VARIOUS CHARTS AND TABLES NECESSARY FOR APPLICATION OF THE PROCEDURE IS REPORTED. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS ARE BASED ON DATA FROM 637 SAMPLES REPRESENTING NEARLY ALL MAJOR SOIL GROUPS USED FOR CEMENT STABILIZATION IN LOUISIANA' /1/ MORE THAN 92 PERCENT OF ALL CEMENT CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE WITHIN PLUS OR MINUS 2 PERCENT OF THE CEMENT CONTENTS CALLED FOR BY THE WETTING-DRYING TEST CRITERION, /2/ SLOPE-VALUE METHOD IN MOST CASES HAS GREATER REPEATABILITY THAN THE WETTING- DRYING METHOD, /3/ TESTING TIME IS REDUCED TO EIGHT DAYS, OR ABOUT ONE-FOURTH THE TIME REQUIRED FOR THE WETTING-DRYING TEST, AND /4/ TESTING FOR SLOPE VALUE METHOD IS EASY AND USE OF TABLES AND CURVES SIMPLE AND RAPID.

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  • Accession Number: 00230586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:18AM