The thickness and nature of the two types of water film around clay micelle have been found to be indicative of the soils properties. This fact is used to study the improvement in strength achieved by treatment of a soil with lime-cement. Six soils representative of the types used in road construction in India and ranging from I.S. Soil Classification group SP to CH were selected and subjected to Centrifugal Moisture Equivalent (CME) and Water Holding Capacity (WHC) tests. The six soils were then treated with different percentages of lime and cement ranging from 0 to 7.5 and unconfined compressive strength tests carried out. Details are given of the equipment used and methods of testing. The results are presented graphically and it is shown that both CME and WHC are relevant to the strength of lime/stabilised soils. The authors conclude that CME and WHC are useful parameters for assessing a soil's amenability to lime or cement stabilisation.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Swami, R K
    • GOSWAMI, N K
    • MEHTA, H S
  • Publication Date: 1989-11


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  • Pagination: p. 33-45
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00606548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM