FIELD TESTING OF SOIL STABILIZING MACHINES

The use of mixed-place soil stabilisation for road construction has increased considerably during the last few years, and a number of mixing machines designed specifically for this type of work are now available. The relative merits of these machines have been the subject of much discussion and controversy, and this report describes a series of tests carried out by the Main Roads Department, Queensland, in an attempt to provide some data on which the relative capabilities of some of these machines might be assessed. In order to give even a moderate coverage of the various combinations of the three main variables, viz. materials to be mixed, speed of travel of mixing machine and number of mixing passes, an extensive and expensive testing programme would have been necessary. It must therefore be emphasized that the results and conclusions to be drawn from this rather limited experiment apply only to the particular conditions of the test.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM