LABORATORY INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECT OF ADDITION OF SOME SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS TO STABILIZE SOIL MIXTURES

THE ADDITION OF SMALL QUANTITIES OF ANIONIC SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS LIKE SOAP AND SULPHONATED CASTOR OIL TO THE WATER TO BRING IT TO OPTIMUM MOISTURE TENDS TO INCREASE THE DRY BULK DENSITY, THE RESISTANCE TO THE SOFTENING ACTION OF WATER, AND THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND TO REDUCE VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE ON DRYING OF THE COMPACTED SOIL. IT HAS BEEN OBSERVED THAT THE ADDITION OF CEMENT OR LIME FOR THE STABILIZATION OF SOIL HAS A TENDENCY TO REDUCE THE DRY BULK DENSITY OF THE RESULTANT MASS. ADDITION OF A SMALL QUANTITY OF THE SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENT IN SUCH MIXTURE CAN BE EXPECTED TO MINIMIZE THE DECREASE IN DENSITY AND THUS GIVE MORE STRENGTH TO THE COMPACTED MASS.

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    • Vol 21, No 2, PP 307-317
  • Authors:
    • UPPAL, I S
    • WASON, O P
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  • Accession Number: 00231624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1970 12:00AM