EFFECT OF LIME TREATMENT ON THE RESILIENT BEHAVIOR OF FINE-GRAINED SOILS

Lime treatment of fine-grained subgrade soils has definite potential for beneficially altering subgrades softening due to high moisture contents and freeze-thaw action. The effects of high moisture content and freeze-thaw cycles on the resilient response of a number of untreated and lime-treated soils are examined. A finite element procedure is used to evaluate the structural response of a flexible pavement on untreated and lime-treated subgrades. The analysis reveals that high moisture contents and freeze-thaw action in the subgrade have a detrimental effect on the magnitude of pavement response parameters and that lime treatment of the upper layer of the subgrade causes a substantial improvement in pavement response.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 11-20
  • Monograph Title: Stabilization
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024706
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1977 12:00AM