STUDY OF SOIL-CEMENT BASE COURSES ON MILITARY AIRFIELDS

A GROUP OF MILITARY AIRFIELDS WITH PAVEMENTS COMPOSED OF SOIL-CEMENT BASE COURSES AND ASPHALTIC-CONCRETE SURFACING WAS STUDIED. LABORATORY TESTS WERE PERFORMED ON SAMPLES OF THE SOIL-CEMENT FROM FOUR FIELDS AND OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE ON THE REMAINING FIELDS. THE NATURAL SOILS USED IN THE SOIL- CEMENT RANGED FROM BEACH SAND TO LEAN CLAY AND TRAFFIC VARIED FROM VERY LIGHT TRAINING PLANES TO CARGO CRAFT. THE SOIL-CEMENT PERFORMED REASONABLY WELL UNDER THE IMPOSED LAODS AND SHOWED NO SIGNS OF DETERIORATION WITH AGE. THE IVESTIGATION ALSO INDICATED THAT SMALL PERCENTAGES OF CEMENT TENDED TO REDUCE THE PLASTICITY IN SOME BORDERLINE BASE-COURSE MATERIALS AND AIDED CONSTRUCTION WITH SOME ROUNDED COHESIONLESS SANDS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00232467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:43AM