SOIL STABILIZATION: LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF SOIL STABILIZING SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY PURPOSES

FOUR MAJOR STABILIZER SYSTEMS WERE STUDIED IN WHICH THE PRIMARY ADDITIVES WERE PORTLAND CEMENT, LIME, PHOSPHIR ACID, AND SODIUM SILICATE, WITH THE STABILIZING CAPABILITIES OF THE VARIOUS FORMULATIONS. TWO DIFFERENT FINE-GRAINED SOILS, A LEAN CLAY AND HEAVY CLAY WERE EXAMINED IN TESTS. PORTLAND CEMENT WAS THE MOST GENERALLY EFFECTIVE, WITH 5% TREATMENT BY SOIL WEIGHT RESULTING IN 24-HOUR HUMID-CURE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTHS WELL ABOVE 100 PSI (APPROXIMATELY EQUIVALENT TO 20 CBR) WHICH REPRESENTS THE MAXIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR DESIGNATIONS OF MILITARY ROADS AND AIRFIELDS UNDER CONSIDERATION. USE OF SECONDARY OF MODIFYING ADDITIVES WITH CEMENT WAS FOUND TO BE EITHER DETRIMENTAL OR BENEFICIAL TO STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT OF WETTING RESISTANCE, OR BOTH, DEPENDING ON TYPE OF SOIL USE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 3-455, 34 PP
  • Authors:
    • Kozan, G R
    • Fenwick, W B
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00232560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Portland Cement Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:43AM