The strength and durability of lime-fly ash and lime-cement-fly ash materials are known to be related to both temperature and time of curing. Combining these two variables into a single parameter, degree-days, provides a means for correlating tie and temperature to strength development of lime-fly ash and lime-cement-fly ash mixtures. Through the use of a theoretical heat-flow model and first-order weather station data, the curing temperatures of the materials in place were determined, and the degree-days expected for these materials under field curing were calcualted for the critical construction period. Cutoff dates were established as the last days that these materials could be placed and still have sufficient time for curing before the onset of freezing weather. A frequency analysis was made on the calcualted cutoff dates obtained from 20 years of weather data to establish realistic cutoff dates for placing stabilized materials on a probabilistic basis. The addition of small quantities of porland cement to the standard lime-fly ash mixture as an expedient for late-season construction appears beneficial. The frequency analysis of results from mixtures with the cement additive indicated that the construction season can be extended approximately 3 weeks in the Chicago area by the addition of small quantities of cement.

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  • Authors:
    • MacMurdo, F D
    • Barenberg, E J
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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp. 92-101
  • Monograph Title: Soil stabilization
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  • Accession Number: 00159560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021731
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM