Stabilization of Silty Sand Using Polymer Emulsions

Laboratory evaluations were performed on several commercially available polymer emulsions to provide comparisons of these materials for stabilization of silty sand. Portland cement stabilized specimens were prepared and tested to provide a conventional stabilizer control. Results indicate that some polymer emulsions achieve compressive and retained wet strengths on the same order as the cement stabilized soils at lower additive levels. Toughness values reveal that some soil polymers exhibit significantly higher values for both the wet and dry testing condition than soil cements, indicating significantly higher strains were attained at yield (defined as the point of maximum applied stress. No significant differences in the retained wet strength and toughness were found between the polymers and cement soil additives. Cure time behavior of several soil polymers indicates that these systems may not have reached ultimate physical properties after 28 day cure times.

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    • Newman, John Kent
    • Tingle, Jeb S
    • Gill, Cliff
    • McCaffrey, Tim
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-12
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  • Accession Number: 01006551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 9:29AM