SPLIT-TENSILE STRENGTH OF LIME-STABILIZED SOILS

THE TENSILE STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF LIME-SOIL MIXTURES ARE OF CONSIDERABLE IMPORTANCE IN ANY TYPE OF RATIONAL PAVEMENT DESIGN PROCEDURE. THERE IS LITTLE INFORMATION AT THIS TIME CONCERNING THE TENSILE STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF LIME-SOIL MIXTURES SINCE THE MAJORITY OF THE REPORTED WORK HAS DEALT PRIMARILY WITH COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH. THIS PAPER PRESENTS THE PRINCIPLES OF THE SPLIT TEST /A DIAMETRAL COMPRESSION TEST FOR DETERMINING TENSILE STRENGTH/, AN EVALUATION OF THE TEST, AND THE APPLICATION OF THE TEST PROCEDURE TO LIME-SOIL MIXTURES. SPLIT-TENSILE AND COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH TEST RESULTS ARE GIVEN FOR 11 SOILS. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT LIME-SOIL MIXTURES DEVELOP SUBSTANTIAL TENSILE STRENGTH AND THAT THE SPLIT-TENSILE STRENGTH IS CLOSELY CORRELATED WITH UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH. FACTORS SUCH AS SOIL TYPE, LIME TREATMENT, AND LENGTH OF CURING PERIOD INFLUENCE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE SPLIT-TENSILE AND COMPRESSIVE STRENGTHS, BUT DO NOT AFFECT THE RATIO BETWEEN THE STRENGTHS. THE INVESTIGATION CLEARLY INDICATES THAT THE SPLIT TEST HAS CONSIDERABLE MERIT AS A TEST PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATING THE TENSILE STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF LIME-SOIL MIXTURES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Thompson, Marshall R
  • Discussers:
    • Townsend, David L
    • Thompson, Marshall R
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 69-82
  • Monograph Title: Lime stabilization
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  • Accession Number: 00230533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:40AM