EXPLORATORY EVALUATION OF SOME ORGANIC CATIONS AS SOIL STABILIZING AGENTS

IN THE SEARCH FOR NEW SOIL STABILIZING AGENTS THE EFFECTS OF SIX ORGANIC CATIONS ON PLASTIC LIMIT, LIQUID LIMIT, SHRINKAGE LIMIT, AIR-DRY STRENGTH AND RATE OF SLAKING OF A HIGHLY PLASTIC CLAY SUBSOIL WERE STUDIED. IN ALL CASES THE PLASTICITY INDEX AND SHRINKAGE WERE REDUCED BY THE TREATMENTS. THE AIR-DRY STRENGTH WAS LOWERED IN VARYING DEGREE, WHICH WAS THE ONLY UNDESIRABLE EFFECT NOTED. WITH ONE EXCEPTION, RESISTANCE TO SLAKING WAS IMPROVED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT LARGE ORGANIC CATIONS SHOW PROMISE AS POSSIBLE STABILIZING AGENTS FOR HIGHLY PLASTIC FINE-GRAINED SOILS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 29, pp 531-537, 6 FIG, 4 TAB, 3 PHOT, 7 REF
  • Authors:
    • Davidson, D T
  • Publication Date: 1950

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-16, 1949.
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  • Accession Number: 00233112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1971 12:00AM