USE OF LIME STABLIZATION IN EMBANKMENT DAM CONSTRUCTION

THE THEORETICAL BASIS OF LIME STABILISATION IS OUTLINED AND THE ADVANTAGES ACHIEVED BY THE INCORPORATION OF COHESIVE SOILS ARE SET OUT. THE ALTERATION IN PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SOIL WHICH ARE IMPORTANT FOR DAM-BUILDING WAS ASSESSED BY TESTS ON LOESS SOILS. THE ANGLE OF FRICTION AND THE PERMEABILITY COEFFICIENT WERE MEASURED FOR DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF ADDED LIME, THE PERMEABILITY COEFFICIENT BEING TAKEN IN PROLONGED TESTS /15 MONTHS/ AT HIGH PRESSURE /3 ATMOSPHERES/ IN SOME CASES. ONLY INSIGNIFICANT PERMEABILITIES AND A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE ANGLE OF FRICTION WERE FOUND. THE APPLICATION OF THE METHOD IN DAM-BUILDING DOES NOT HAVE ANY NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE DURABILITY AND IMPERMEABILITY. THE INCREASED COST IS MOSTLY COMPENSATED FOR BY THE ELIMINATION OF LOST TIME IN STANDSTILLS DUE TO WEATHERING CONDITIONS. /FG/RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, No 4, PP 921-925, 7 FIG, 6 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift /Ger

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  • Authors:
    • Schluttig, H
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  • Accession Number: 00230906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:23AM