RECENT INVESTIGATIONS ON USE OF A FATTY QUATERNARY AMMONIUM CHLORIDE AS A SOIL STABILIZING AGENT

RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF AN INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE SOIL-STABILIZING POTENTIAL OF A FATTY QUATERNARY AMMONIUM CHLORIDE. THE STUDY WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE GENERAL AREAS OF INTEREST. THE INITIAL PORTION OF THE PAPER DEALS WITH THE LABORATORY INVESTIGATION. TEST PROCEDURES AND RESULTS ARE GIVEN FOR THE STANDARD TESTS RECOMMENDED BY THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS FOR SOIL STABILIZATION INVESTIGATIONS, AS WELL AS PROCEDURES AND RESULTS FOR NON-STANDARD TESTS USED TO DETERMINE THE ABILITY OF THE STABILIZING AGENT TO REGARD CAPILLARY ABSORPTION AND FROST HEAVE. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT THIS MATERIAL IS AN EFFECTIVE STABILIZER FOR SOILS RANGING FROM SILTS TO HIGHLY PLASTIC CLAYS. HOWEVER, IT IS MOST EFFECTIVE ON MATERIALS CONTAINING MODERATE AMOUNTS OF SILT. THE SECOND PORTION OF THE PAPER COVERS THE ACTUAL FIELD TESTING OF THE STABILIZING AGENT. TWO TEST SECTIONS TOTALING NEARLY 0.4 MILES IN LENGTH WERE CONSTRUCTED ON AN EXISTING ROADWAY. RESULTS ARE PRESENTED FOR PERIODIC STRENGTH AND DEFLECTION MEASUREMENTS ON ONE OF THE TEST SECTIONS. IN ADDITION, CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES FOR EFFECTIVELY APPLYING THIS CHEMICAL ARE RECOMMENDED. FINALLY, BASED ON THE RESULTS OF X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND OTHER TESTS, A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE POSSIBLE STABILIZING MECHANISM IS PRESENTED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Dunlap, Wayne A
    • Gallaway, Bob M
    • Grubbs, Edward C
    • House, Joe E
  • Publication Date: 1962

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-40
  • Monograph Title: Chemical soil stabilization and soil aggregate stabilization
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  • Accession Number: 00231295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:41AM