EFFECT OF BITUMEN CONTENT AND CURING CONDITION ON STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF ASPHALT STABILIZED SOILS

The main objectives of this study was to determine the potential of bitumen as a soil stabilizing agent. For this purpose, four different soils from Northern Jordan were selected. Soil-bitumen mixtures were prepared at 3%, 5%, 7% and 10% bitumen by dry weight of soil. Both the natural and bitumen treated soils were subjected to similar laboratory tests to observe the effectiveness of bitumen on the physical and engineering properties of the selected soils. The test results showed that bitumen is effective in stabilizing the tested soils. Upon mixing bitumen with soils, it acts as a binding agent between soil particles. Experimental results indicated that curing conditions have a marked influence on strength, modulus of elasticity and strain at failure. (A)

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    Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • BASMA, A A
    • AL-HOMOUD, A S
    • Khedaywi, T S
    • AL-AJLOUNI, A M
  • Publication Date: 1995-6

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 93-104
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  • Accession Number: 00713461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1995 12:00AM