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Soil Stabilization--Basic Parameters.
TECHNOTRON INC PRINCETON NJ
A critical survey is made of the state of the art of soil stabilization and of the present understanding of the pertinent scientific principles. Shown are the successive establishment of these principles on the basis of systematic scientific and engineering investigations starting with the early 1930s and the coordination of these principles into an applied science with a dependable theoretical framework and a large fund of applicable material knowledge. The various sources of this knowledge are well documented by references. All presently known types of stabilized soil systems are classed in two large categories, i.e., those possessing a granular gravel, crushed rock, sand, etc. bearing skeleton, and those without waterproofed or cemented silt-clay soil systems. Closely existing analogies between each category and other related well-known construction materials are pointed out and the engineering consequences with regard to stabilized soil systems are drawn. The survey covers the establishment of a granular bearing skeleton, the essential scientific and technical factors governing stabilization with hydraulic cements, lime, asphaltic and pyrogenous bituminous materials, natural, modified and synthetic resins, and with chemicals not listed above. Also treated are fusion and other thermal stabilization methods as well as electroosmotic and electro-chemical techniques. Author
Technical rept. Nov 68-Dec 70,