Accession Number : AD0775812

Title :   The Soil-Polymer System.

Descriptive Note : Technical manuscript (Final),

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : Aufmuth,Raymond E.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : It was shown that polymerization in or with both soils and pure clay minerals greatly enhances their strength characteristics, reduces their susceptability to adsorption of water and resulting swelling, and provides a durable surface for a number of potential applications. Also, the monomer catalyst system may be field-implemented into materials which have a moisture content near or at the required for optimum compaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Polymers, *Soil stabilization, Clay minerals, Water, Adsorption, Moisture, Irradiation, Soil mechanics, Bonding, X ray diffraction, Chemical analysis, Polymethyl methacrylate, Styrene plastics, Catalysis

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE