ACRYLIC POLYMERS AS SOIL STABILIZERS

MODIFIERS ARE COMMONLY USED TO IMPROVE THE PROPERTIES OF SOIL AT RELATIVELY SHALLOW DEPTHS IN PARKING LOTS, HIGHWAYS, AND AIRPORTS. CEMENT IS MOST FREQUENTLY USED; SOIL-CEMENT MIXTURES HAVE HIGH RESISTANCE TO COMPRESSIVE LOADS, BUT LOW RESISTANCE TO FREEZE-THAW CYCLING. SEVERAL ACRYLIC POLYMERS, SOME OF WHICH HAVE PROVED BENEFICIAL AND ECONOMICAL IN IMPROVING THE TENSILE STRENGTH OF CONCRETES AND CEMENT MORTARS, WERE EVALUATED AS SOIL AND SOIL-CEMENT MODIFIERS. IN ALL CASES THE POLYMER-STABILIZED MIXTURES OUTPERFORMED THEIR UNMODIFIED COUNTERPARTS IN COMPRESSION AND FREEZE-THAW TESTS. THE INVESTIGATORS CONCLUDE THAT THE RELATIVE ECONOMY OF THE ACRYLIC POLYMER THAT PRODUCED THE GREATEST IMPROVEMENT MAKES IT COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER SOIL STABILIZING AGENTS. /MP/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 8, pp 450-453
  • Authors:
    • Fungaroli, A A
    • Prager, S R
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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  • Accession Number: 00233165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Modern Plastics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM