STABILIZATION STUDIES OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN SOILS: VIETNAM

THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND SELECTED ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SIX SOUTHEAST ASIAN SOILS ENCOUNTERED IN PAVEMENT FACILITY CONSTRUCTION. LIME AND CEMENT MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES WERE USED TO STABILIZE OR OTHERWISE IMPROVE THE ENGINEERING CHARACTERISTICS (PLASTICITY, MOISTURE-DENSITY, AND CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO) OF THE SOILS. TEST RESULTS INDICATE THAT FIVE OF THE SIX SOILS EVALUATED ARE REACTIVE AND WILL SHOW STRENGTH INCREASES IN EXCESS OF 100% OF THE NATURAL UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH WITH EITHER LIME OR CEMENT AS THE STABILIZING MATERIAL. THE SIXTH SOIL, RECENT ALLUVIUM, CONTAINING 2.5% ORGANIC MATERIAL AND MONTMORILLONITE AS THE PRIMARY CLAY MINERAL, SHOWED IMPROVEMENT ONLY IN CERTAIN ENGINEERING PROPERTIES WITH THE ADDITION OF LIME OR CEMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECH REPT M-17
  • 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: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM