SYNTHETIC AGGREGATE FROM SOIL-CEMENT

THE RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION ON THE FEASIBILITY OF PREPARING A SYNTHETIC AGGREGATE BY CRUSHING SOIL- CEMENT ARE PRESENTED. THE SYNTHETIC SOIL-CEMENT AGGREGATE IS TO BE BLENDED WITH EXISTING SOILS AND USED FOR SOIL-AGGREGATE BASE IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA WHERE NATURAL AGGREGATES ARE NOT AVAILABLE. TWO SOILS, THE COGDELL AND THE MITYLENE, WERE SELECTED FOR STUDY. THE COGDELL WAS MIXED WITH 8, 10, 12, 14 AND 16 PERCENT CEMENT AND TESTED IN COMPRESSION TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM CEMENT CONTENT REQUIRED TO PRODUCE A SATISFACTORY SOIL-CEMENT SYNTHETIC AGGREGATE. THE SYNTHETIC AGGREGATE WAS MIXED WITH THE MITYLENE SOIL IN VARIOUS PERCENTAGES AND TESTED FOR CBR TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SYNTHETIC AGGREGATE AS A STABILIZER. THE RESULTING SOIL AGGREGATE MIXES WERE FOUND TO BE SATISFACTORY FOR USE AS BASES IN PRIMARY ROADS. /AUTHOR/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No 930-059
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1973 12:00AM