RESULTS OF TESTS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF STABILIZING SOILS CONTAINING GYPSUM WITH LIME AND CEMENT.
OHIO RIVER DIV LABS CINCINNATI
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The purpose of the tests reported herein was to evaluate the effectiveness of lime and cement to stabilize a soil containing an appreciable percentage of calcium sulphate, commonly referred to as gypsum. Soil used for the tests was obtained from Perrin Air Force Base, Texas this soil contains gypsum in its natural state. Conventional laboratory soil tests were used for the determination of the physical properties of the natural soil and to determine what, if any, strength gain or property change resulted when varying percentages of hydrated lime or cement were added to the soil and the mixture allowed to cure for different periods of time. This report contains the results of the laboratory tests conducted, pertinent conclusions, and recommendations as to the test procedures for determining the applicability of using lime or cement to stabilize unusual or so-called contaminated soils. Author
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering