USE OF RETARDERS WITH CEMENT TREATED SOILS - INTERIM REPORT NO 3

RESULTS OF FREEZE-THAW DURABILITY TESTS ON SOIL-CEMENT SPECIMENS TO WHICH A SUGAR-LIME RETARDER HAS BEEN ADDED ARE PRESENTED. TWO SOILS, A SILTY SAND AND A SILT, WERE USED. SEVEN PERCENT CEMENT (BY WEIGHT OF DRY SOIL) PLUS 0.375 PERCENT SUGAR AND 10 PERCENT LIME (BY WEIGHT OF CEMENT) WAS ADDED TO THE SILTY SAND AND, 17.5 PERCENT CEMENT PLUS 0.625 PERCENT SUGAR AND 10 PERCENT LIME WAS ADDED TO THE SILT. AFTER 0, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20 AND 25 CYCLES OF FREEZING AND THAWING WAS USED TO MEASURE THE RELATIVE DURABILITY OF RETARDED AND NON-RETARDED SPECIMENS. EACH CYCLE CONSISTED OF FREEZING IN AIR AT MINUS 10 F FOR 8 HOURS AND THAWING IN A MOIST ROOM 72 F AND 100% R.H. FOR 16 HOURS. RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATE THE ADDITION OF A SUGAR-LIME RETARDER DOES NOT DECREASE FREEZE-THAW RESISTANCE OF SOIL-CEMENT MIXTURES. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  USA 

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tice, J A
  • Publication Date: 1968-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: State 0492
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:20AM