Masters Theses

Author

Guy H. Payne

Abstract

"This thesis reports the procedure and results obtained from the stabilization of a clean poorly graded sand with various amounts of epoxy resin. The same soil was also stabilized with varying amounts of Portland cement in order to have a basis for comparison of the results obtained. The sand used in this research came from the Meramec River in Central Missouri and is classed as an A-lb soil by the AASHO classification system. The following tests were performed on the stabilized samples: 1. Specimens were molded and compacted at 4%, 6%, 8%, 10% and 12% portland cement by weight of dry soil and subjected to the wet- dry test (ASTM Test D559-44). 2. Specimens were molded and compacted at 4%, 6%, 8%, 10% and 12% portland cement by weight of dry soil and subjected to the freeze-thaw test (ASTM Test D560-44). 3. Specimens were molded and compacted at 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% epoxy resin by weight of dry soil and subjected to the wet-dry test (ASTM Test D559-44). 4. Specimens were molded and compacted at 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% epoxy resin by weight of dry soil and subjected to the freeze-thaw test (ASTM Test D560-44). 5. Specimens were molded and compacted at 8%, 10% and 12% portland cement and at 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% epoxy resin and tested to ultimate failure in unconfined compression after being subjected to 12 cycles of wetting and drying. 6. Specimens were molded and compacted at 8%, 10% and 12% portland cement and at 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% epoxy resin and tested to ultimate failure in unconfined compression after being subjected to 12 cycles of freezing and thawing. All specimens were compacted in a l/30 cubic foot mold in accordance with Standard Proctor procedures. Results were obtained for durability and ultimate unconfined compressive strengths of specimens stabilized with varying amounts of epoxy resin. These results are compared with those obtained from similar specimens stabilized with varying amounts of portland cement . Suggestions for further research in this field of soil stabilization are offered"--Abstract, pages ii-iii.

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Muhlbauer, Karlheinz C., 1930-2008

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

vii, 32 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 31).

Rights

© 1966 Guy H. Payne, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sandy soils -- Compression testing
Epoxy resins -- Mechanical properties
Portland cement

Thesis Number

T 1838

Print OCLC #

5972840

Electronic OCLC #

875392306

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