STABILIZATION OF SOILS WITH FLY ASH ALONE

Fly ash reacts with lime to form a cementing material used to strengthen soils for the construction of bases and subbases for pavements. To sustain the cementitious reaction, lime must be added or supplied to the fly ash. Nevertheless, a survey of fly ashes revealed that some of them contain cementing materials--lime or other products--in a quantity sufficient for good strength. The stabilization of soils with fly ashes that do not need added lime should be a very competitive method when the transportation cost of the fly ash is within economical limits. This paper presents the results obtained with several fly ashes used without lime to stabilize several soils with different textures.

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    • Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, 13-17 January 1964. In "Mechanical and Physico-Chemical Properties of Soils," Highway Research Record 52.
  • Authors:
    • Mateos, Manuel
  • Publication Date: 1964

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 59-65
  • Monograph Title: Mechanical and physico-chemical properties of soils
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  • Accession Number: 00263732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM