Influence of Fly Ash on Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cement-Admixed Clay at High Water Content

This research studies the potential of using disposed fly ash to add up or partially replace Portland cement Type I in ground improvement by cement column technique. The strength characteristic of cement-fly ash admixed Bangkok clay was investigated by means of a series of unconfined compression tests, paying special attention to the influence of ground fly ash in this mixture. From testing results, the unconfined compressive strength and elastic modulus improved with an increasing of fly ash content. With the cement portions of greater than or equal to 10%, ground disposed fly ash could be employed as a pozzolanic material for partial replacement of cement in cement column construction. Based on the equivalent cementitious material content concept, an empirical equation relating the efficiency factor, alpha with mixing proportions was proposed. Then, together with this proposed efficiency factor, strength prediction of cement-fly ash admixed clay by Feret's equation and Abram's law were carried out and discussed.

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    • Jongpradist, Pornkasem
    • Jumlongrach, Narongrit
    • Youwai, Sompote
    • Chucheepsakul, Somchai
  • Publication Date: 2010-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01151238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2010 3:50PM