STABILIZATION OF INORGANIC SILTS: PANAMANIAN SOILS

SOIL STABILIZATION STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED ON TWO SOIL TYPES FROM DIFFERENT SLIDE AREAS ALONG THE BOYD-ROOSEVELT HIGHWAY, PANAMA. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SOILS WERE EVALUATED TO DETERMINE IF THE SOILS COULD BE STABILIZED OR OTHERWISE IMPROVED FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES. SELECTED ENGINEERING PROPERTIES, UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO (CBR), WERE DETERMINED FOR THE SOILS IN THEIR NATURAL STATE AND AFTER MIXING THEM WITH LIME AND CEMENT. THUS SOIL IMPROVEMENTS RESULTING FROM THE STABILIZING AGENTS WERE EVALUATED. BOTH SOILS WERE EFFECTIVELY STABILIZED WITH LIME AND CEMENT. THE UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH MAY BE EXPECTED TO INCREASE FROM ABOUT 100 PSI FOR NATURAL SOIL TO 300-400 PSI FOR STABILIZED SOIL. THE ADDITION OF LIME TO THE NATURAL SOILS INCREASED THE BCR FROM 3 AND 12 TO 58 AND 85. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECHNICAL REPORT M-15
  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Aufmuth, R E
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1972 12:00AM