The 3 types of cement-stabilized materials used in road construction in Great Briain are defined, and an indication is given of their application in highway construction. Information is also given on construction procedures and specification requirements. Views on the function of cement in stabilization are given, together with an examination of the structural properties of cement-stabilized materials and the findings from experimental roads. An attempt has also been made to summarize the attitudes of British highway engineers regarding the occurrence of cracking. Lean concrete, a pre-mixed material made with aggregates suitable for pavement-quality concrete, is the most widely used stahbilized material. Its success as a base under heavy traffic conditions is dependent on the use of relatively thick bituminous surfacing and adequate base thickness to delay the advent of cracking caused by traffic-induced tensile stresses. Cement-bound granular material is used principally at subbase level, although it has also performed well as bases to lightly trafficked roads. Soil-cement has not been widely used in recent years, although it is believed that it will become more popular as a "working platform" in the upper subbase to expedite subsequent construction.

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    • Lilley, A A
    • Williams, R I
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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 70-82
  • Monograph Title: Soil stabilization
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  • Accession Number: 00159558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021731
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM