Accession Number : AD0883558

Title :   A Study of Soil Stabilization with Resins.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 69-Dec 70,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON

Personal Author(s) : Sultan, H. A. ; Kriegh, J. D. ; Sogge, R. L.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 278

Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the availability of new quick-curing resinous materials capable of stabilizing sand and silty clay soils by improving their strength characteristics. The investigation was aimed at overcoming the degrading effects of excessive soil moisture on the strength of the soil-resin mixes, and to reduce and optimize the amount of liquid resin required to stabilize the soils. Evaluation of resinous materials was achieved using a penetration resistance criterion. Eighteen resin formulations were selected as capable of stabilizing the sand and silty clay soils. Compressive, flexural, and shear strengths data at variable moisture contents were evaluated. The results indicate that several fast curing resin formulations are capable of achieving substantial increases in strength properties of sand and clay soils under various severe environmental conditions. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, STABILIZATION), POLYMERS, CLAY, SAND, AGING(MATERIALS), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE