AT GLEN ELDER DAM IMPROVED SOIL-CEMENT PLACEMENT PROCEDURE USED

THE GLEN ELDER DAM IN KANSAS HAS A SOIL-CEMENT LAYER TO PROVIDE SLOPE PROTECTION ON ITS UPSTREAM FACE. A POWER-DRIVEN STEEL BOOM WAS USED TO ROUGHEN THE SURFACE OF COMPLETED LAYERS OF SOIL-CEMENT PRIOR TO PLACEMENT OF SUCCEEDING LAYERS. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION EXPERIENCE IN THE GREAT PLAINS INDICATED THAT SOIL-CEMENT AND ASPHALTIC-CONCRETE FACINGS ARE COMPETITIVE WITH ROCK RIPRAP FOR SLOPE PROTECTION IN THAT AREA. THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE SOIL-CEMENT CALLED FOR CONSTRUCTION IN 6-INCH COMPACTED LAYERS BY 6 PASSES OF A SHEEPSFOOT TAMPING ROLLER FOLLOWED BY 4 PASSES OF A PNEUMATIC-TIRED ROLLER. THE BOND BETWEEN SOIL-CEMENT LAYERS WAS MAXIMIZED BY ROUGHING AND CLEANING THE SURFACES OF COMPACTED LAYERS BEFORE SUCCEEDING LAYERS WERE PLACED. WATER CURING WAS CARRIED OUT BY KEEPING THE COMPLETED SOIL-CEMENT LAYERS CONTINUOUSLY WET FOR SEVEN DAYS OR UNTIL COVERED BY A SUCCEEDING LAYER.

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    • Vol 39, No 5, PP 36-39, 3 FIG, 2 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Gray, E W
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  • Accession Number: 00232778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1970 12:00AM