Experimental Study On Chemical Consolidation Of Expansive Soil Subgrade

X.Z. Wang, J. Zhang, P. He
2016 Chemical Engineering Transactions  
Much attention on the use of expansive soils has been paid because of the special engineering characteristics and morphology and the damage effects as well. Many methods have been used to reduce the damage effects caused in the application of expansive soils during recent years. One of the effective methods is the chemical consolidation due to high cost-performance ratio. Testing specimens are subjected to physical properties, compaction, free swell index and swell potential, swelling pressure,
more » ... and unconfined compressive strength tests in laboratory. The paper contrasts and analyses the relationship between the optimum water content, the maximum dry unit weight, the unconfined compressive strength and CBR with different ratio of added lime after expansive soils have been improved. The experiment confirms the optimal ratio of added lime and the result of the experiment is significant to similar projects.
doi:10.3303/cet1651027 doaj:5c11e1997f1c41ad8d2e0233fbd5e7e2 fatcat:d6iffxn7pjebxgp5lyqt5zezua