REPORT ON SOIL STABILIZATION RESEARCH FOR PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1959 - JUNE 1960

SECTIONS ARE INCLUDED ON STABILIZATION WITH ACIDIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, CEMENT, LIME, SODIUM SILICATES AND BITUMEN EMULSIONS. MOST OF THE RESEARCH DESCRIBED WAS CARRIED OUT WITH MASSACHUSETTS CLAYEY SILT (M-21) AND VICKSBURG BUCKSHOT CLAY (VBC). THE ADVANTAGES OF USING OCTYLAMINE, SODIUM FLUOSILICATE AND FERRIC CHLORIDE ARE NOTED. HYDROCHLORIC ACID, SULPHURIC ACID AND FERRIC CHLORIDE WERE FOUND TO IMPROVE THE STABILIZATION OF VBC BY PHOSPHORIC ACID AND SODIUM FLUOSILICATE. THE STABILIZATION OF VBC WITH CEMENT AND CAUSTIC SODA WAS INVESTIGATED IN DETAIL. NONE OF THE ORGANIC AND INORGANIC SECONDARY ADDITIVES TESTED SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THE STRENGTH OF SAMPLES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Publication Date: 1960

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  • Accession Number: 00231757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Portland Cement Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 65 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:25AM