THE USE OF LIME-SOIL STABILIZATION AS A CONSTRUCTION EXPEDIENT

The early strength deformation properties of 'uncured' lime-soil mixtures, and of the natural soils were investigated. Based on the literature pertaining to early strength effects of lime-soil stabilization and the laboratory investigation of this study it was found that a substantial gain in stability is realized by the addition of lime to a fine-grained cohesive soil. This gain in stability is reflected by the combined immediate gain in modulus of deformation and shear strength of the 'uncured' lime-soil mixtures. This gain in stability can be attributed to the immediate cation exchange, and flocculation and agglomeration processes that take place when lime is mixed with a fine-grained cohesive soil. The laboratory results were further considered in developing a correlation of the cone penetrometer test results to shear strengths and to moduli of deformation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Force Weapons Laboratory

    Air Force Systems Command
    Kirtland AFB, NM  USA  87117
  • Authors:
    • Neubauer, C H
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Pagination: 120 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00039349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFWL-TR-69-183 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM