THE SLAKING TEST

A STANDARDIZED TEST IS SUGGESTED FOR LABORATORY SLAKING AND A SUGGESTED FIELD TEST. A SOIL THAT SLAKES DOWN EASILY FORMS A VERY POOR SHOULDER SUPPORT FOR A PAVEMENT. IT IS HOPED THAT THE SLAKING TEST WILL BE OF CONSIDERABLE ASSISTANCE FOR DETERMINING WHEN AND HOW TO PROTECT PAVEMENT SHOULDERS. THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE IS SUGGESTED FOR THE SLAKING TEST: (1) USE OF ATTERBERG LOWER PLASTIC LIMIT FOR THE WATER CONTENT AT WHICH TO MIX THE SOIL FOR MAKING BRIQUETTES, (2) USE A PRESSURE OF 1200 POUNDS IN MAKING THE BRIQUETTES, (3) AIR DRY THE BRIQUETTES IN NORMAL LABORATORY TEMPERATURES OF APPROXIMATELY 70 TO 80 DEGREES F FOR 48 HOURS, (4) OBTAIN A THOROUGH DISTRIBUTION OF MOISTURE THROUGH THE SOIL, (5found USE THE RING METHOD OF SLAKING, (6) SLAKE THE BRIQUETTES IN WATER AT A TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES F, AND (7) ADOPT THE TIME IN MINUTES WHICH IT TAKES TO SLAKE THE CYLINGER UNTIL IT FALLS THROUGH THE RING AS THE SLAKING FACTOR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 6, pp 142-146, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Eno, F H
  • Publication Date: 1927

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., December 2-3, 1926
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00232869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM