CRITERIA FOR EMULSIFIED ASPHALT STABILIZATION OF SANDY SOILS IN MISSISSIPPI

In the first phase of the investigation various factors affecting stabilization of sands with emulsion is studied. The results show that well-graded sands with sufficient silt-clay material respond well to emulsions. Portland cement in trace quantities is required, however, to improve the water-susceptibility of the mixture. Because of its superior bonding to silicious aggregate, cationic emulsion is preferred in sand stabilization. Making use of the test results on eight naturally occurring soils and one synthetic aggregate mix design criteria for sands and sandy soils are proposed in the second part of the report. Mixtures which strip or stiffen excessively on mixing may be unsatisfactory. In addition, a mixture will be considered suitable if they have a minimum of 50% coating. Minimum Marshall strength of 202 N (900 lbs.) will insure that CETM would not undergo shear failure under heavy truck tire pressure. Another criterion, to detect and avoid moisture susceptible mixtures, is that Marshall cylinders during vacuum soaking should not absorb more than 10% moisture. The last chapter presents a step by step procedure of mixture design of CETM mixtures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Mississippi State Highway Dept., Jackson.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Mississippi, University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    University, MS  United States  38677

    Mississippi State Highway Department

    P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MI  United States  39215

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • George, K P
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/M-0351 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM