THE PRESENT SITUATION OF CEMENT STABILIZATION - FROM TEST TO PRODUCTION

CEMENTSTABILISERINGENS DAGSLAEGE - FRAAN PROV TILL PRODUKTION

The firm of Cementa began a project on cement stabilization of roads in 1972. The National Road Administration had recently become increasingly interested in this method as a suitable means of strengthening old gravel roads. Cement stabilisation is a competitive method for both base and sub-base, and is most suitable for gravel roads, streets on housing estates and sub-bases in new roads. It results in a saving of gravel and permits the road level to be kept low, thus reducing land acquisition. There is a discussion of premixing and mix-in-place methods. Cement stabilisation enhances strength and improves frost resistance, but causes transverse cracking. Four methods of reducing cracking have been tried, an anchorage machine (Swedish), reduction of water content (Swiss), use of hydrophobic cement (German) and use of expanding cement (French Cementa has initiated courses on cement stabilisation and carries out testing in its laboratory and in a mobile laboratory. Tests will be made in 1974 on sections laid using different methods. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Svenska Vagforeningen

    Fridhemsgatan 15
    11240 Stockholm K,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Warris, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Swedish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM