BURMA SOILS: A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF LIME AND CEMENT ON PADDY AND LATERITE MATERIAL

LABORATORY TESTS WERE PERFORMED ON SAMPLES OF PADDY AND LATERITE SOILS OBTAINED FROM THE PROPOSED RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE RANGOON-MANDALAY HIGHWAY, BURMA. THESE TESTS WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE BASIC ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF THE SOILS AND TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF STABILIZING THESE SOILS WITH LIME AND CEMENT. THE ADDITION OF LIME HAD LITTLE BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON EITHER SOIL, DUE TO THE NON- REACTIVE NATURE OF THE SOILS AND THE POOR STABILIZING QUALITY OF LIME AVAILABLE IN BURMA. SPECIAL TESTS USING AMERICAN LIME INDICATED A STRENGTH INCREASE OF ABOUT 300% OVER THE NATURAL SOIL STRENGTH, COMPARED TO AN INCREASE OF LESS THAN 100% WITH BURMA LIME. ADDITION OF CEMENT, ON THE ORDER OF 6% BY DRY WEIGHT OF SOIL, EFFECTIVELY STABILIZES BOTH SOILS. UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTHS OF BOTH ARE INCREASED ON THE ORDER OF 300%. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tech Rept M-6, 12 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Schomaker, N B
    • Aufmuth, R E
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00233085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM