COMPACTION - STRENGTH - STABILIZATION PROPERTIES OF WEATHERED SURFACE CLAYS OF SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

The research presented in this report deals with the interrelationship of compaction behaviour and near surface weathering of clayey, crustal soils in Southwestern Ontario. The specific purpose was to determine the fundamental relationship between oxidation weathering that produces swelling clays from soil chlorites and the resultant compaction-strength-stabilization properties of the soils. The area selected for study is deficient in long-term supplies of granular soils for base course construction; greater utilization of the clays themselves may be necessary. It is believed that the variations in soil mineralogy and behaviour identified in this report are significant to roadway design and construction and provide a useful base for future soil-cement or soil-lime studies. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Quigley, R M
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM