SOIL-CEMENT TESTS SHOW FUNCTIONING OF CEMENT

LABORATORY RESEARCH ON SOIL-CEMENT MIXTURES SHOWS THAT EACH CEMENT GRAIN PICKS UP A VARYING NUMBER OF SOIL GRAINS (DEPENDING ON THE GRAIN SIZE OF THE SOIL) AND AS THE CEMENT HYDRATES AND CRYSTALLIZES, A NEW AND LARGER SOIL GRAIN OR AGGLOMERATION IS PRODUCED. AS MORE AND MORE CEMENT IS ADDED TO A SOIL, MORE SOIL GRAINS LOSE THEIR IDENTITY. WHEN ENOUGH CEMENT HAS BEEN ADDED TO LINK ALL AGGLOMERATIONS TOGETHER ENCLOSING POCKETS OF TRAPPED SOIL, THE MIXTURE BECOMES A STRUCTURAL MATERIAL. THE INFLUENCE OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL ON THE REACTION IS ALSO DISCUSSED.

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  • Authors:
    • Catton, M D
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  • Accession Number: 00231524
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:35AM