SELF-STABILIZATION OF ROAD BASES: FACT OR FICTION?

Self-stabilization is defined as a natural improvement in the wet strength or plasticity of a road foundation layer, not caused by traffic compaction or the addition of conventional stabilizing agents, such as lime or cement. The evidence for improvement in strength due to self-stabilization is reviewed, and it is concluded that, although many are of the opinion that it does take place, and although considerable increases in strength have been attained during laboratory experiments, documented evidence of its importance in engineering practice is lacking. (A). /TRRL/

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    South African Institute of Civil Engineers

    2 Hollard Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Pells, P
    • Robertson, A
    • Netterberg, F
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 86961 0732
  • Report/Paper Numbers: REPORT
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM