RESEARCH ON SOIL STABILIZATION

IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE ROAD SURFACES OF HIGHWAYS IN CHINA, EXTENSIVE RESEARCH IS BEING CONDUCTED ON SOIL STABILIZATION. SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN METHODS IN THE U. S. AND IN CHINA ARE CONSIDERED. THE CHINESE MUST IMMEDIATELY OBTAIN A SERVICEABLE SURFACE COURSE, WHILE THE PREVAILING PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES IS TO USE A STABILIZED BASE COURSE WHICH, SOONER OR LATER, WILL BE SURFACED. THE SOIL BINDER OF CLAY-BOUND MACADAM SURFACES, WHICH ARE THE TYPICAL TYPE OF ROAD SURFACE IN CHINA, MUST ALSO BE MADE OF CHEAP, LOCAL STABILIZING AGENTS, SUCH AS BURNT-CLAY, QUICK LIME, CINDERS, TUNG-OIL, ETC., INSTEAD OF CEMENT, ASPHALT EMULSION OR OIL, TAR, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ETC., WHICH ARE COMMONLY USED IN THE U. S. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 23, pp 413-421, 8 TAB, 9 PHOT, 25 REF
  • Authors:
    • Li, M C
  • Publication Date: 1944

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois November 27-30, 1943
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM