STABILIZATION STUDIES: AFGHANISTAN SOILS

THE FEASIBILITY OF STABILIZING OR OTHERWISE IMPROVING FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES THREE UNSUITABLE SOILS FOUND IN AFGHANISTAN WAS STUDIED. THE STABILIZING AGENTS USED WERE LIME AND CEMENT COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE IN AFGANISTAN. TEST RESULTS INDICATED THAT ALL THREE SOILS CAN BE EFFECTIVELY STABILIZED WITH THE ADDITION OF LIME OR CEMENT. ALL THREE SOILS ARE REACTIVE WITH LIME OR CEMENT AND WILL READILY COMBINE TO INCREASE STRENGTH AND DURABILITY WITH THE RESULTING STABILIZED SOILS BEING SUITABLE FOR CONSTRUCTION. DURABILITY TESTS INDICATED THAT THE ADDITION OF LIME OR CEMENT ALSO INCREASES THE SOILS' RESISTANCE TO MOISTURE AND ICE PENETRATION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECHNICAL REPORT M-18
  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Aufmuth, R E
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1972 12:00AM