UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SOIL STABILIZATION INDEX SYSTEM - A VALIDATION

The report covers the validation of a soil stabilization index system which was developed earlier. The index system was originated to aid military engineers in selecting the appropriate type and amount of soil stabilizer to use in pavement construction. A comprehensive review of literature in the soil stabilization field was used to initially develop the index system. Laboratory tests and discussions with experts in soil stabilization were used in the validation phase reported herein. Based on these tests and discussions, several changes have been made to the initial index system, although the original concept has not been altered. The index system is entered with easily determined soil properties and flow charts are followed to arrive at the most suitable stabilizer. Subsystems containing appropriate tests are used to determine specific amounts of stabilizers. Use factors, construction factors and environmental factors are also considered in the decision-making process. Recommendations are included for additional verification studies of the index system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    College Station, TX  United States  77840

    Air Force Weapons Laboratory

    Air Force Systems Command
    Kirtland AFB, NM  United States  87117
  • Authors:
    • Dunlap, W A
    • Epps, J A
    • Biswass, B R
    • Gallaway, B M
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 307 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F29601-70-C-0008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM