Lime-Cement Combination Stabilization
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Soil stabilization is used extensively in road and airfield construction. In particular, soil-cement appears to be a favorite among the engineers. As the plasticity of a soil increases, the ability to adequately mix the cement with the soil becomes a critical factor. Also the quantity of cement required to stabilize the soil becomes excessive. The objective of the study was to determine the effect of reduced compacted density on the durability of cement stabilized clays, pretreated with lime. The reduction in density did not impair the durability of cement stabilized clay soils, which were pretreated with lime. Most of the test results indicated an improved resistance to freeze- thaw. An evaluation of the unconfined compressive strength results obtained during freeze-thaw shows that lime pretreatment improved the strengths.
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering