UTILIZATION OF LATERITIC SOILS FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES

AN INVESTIGATION IS MADE INTO THE SUITABILITY OF LATERITIC SOILS FOUND IN THE PHILIPINES FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION. THE CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, GRADING, CONSISTENCY LIMITS, COMPACTION, UNCONFINED COMPRESSION AND CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO OF RAW LATERITIC SOIL SAMPLES AND OF MIXTURES OF LATERITIC SOIL WITH VOLCANIC CINDER, HYDRATED LIME AND PORTLAND CEMENT WERE STUDIED IN THE LABORATORY. TESTS ON THE MIXTURES SHOW AN INCREASE IN STRENGTH AS MEASURED BY UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTS AND CBR TESTS COMPARED TO RESULTS OBTAINED WITH RAW LATERITIC SOIL. LABORATORY DATA WERE USED DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF 4 EXPERIMENTAL ROAD SECTIONS, EACH SECTION CONTAINING A PARTICULAR SOIL MIXTURE USED FOR THE SURFACING COURSE. OBSERVATIONS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT WITH A VIEW TO EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF EACH MIXTURE. /RRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00229376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1971 12:00AM