"The theory of chemical stabilization of a swelling clay was reviewed. The effect of several chemicals on the engineering properties of Putnam soil was investigated using the Atterberg tests. Strength of concentration of chemical additives versus preferred structural orientation of treated Putnam was investigated using sedimentation procedures similar to those used in the hydrometer analysis of fine grained soil sizes. Swell tests were conducted under a static load of 1.25 psi on untreated Putnam, Putnam in combination with sodium carbonate, and Putnam treated with calcium hydroxide. These tests were conducted at varying initial moisture contents and dry densities.
It was found from the swell tests that the measured swell of Putnam under the load used was uniquely related to the initial moisture content of the sample"--Abstract, page ii.
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Ash, Richard L.
Fry, Thomas S.
Planje, Theodore J., 1919-1980
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 49 pages
© 1963 Dale E, Dobson, All rights reserved.
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Dobson, Dale E., "A study of chemical stabilization of the swell properties of Putman soil" (1963). Masters Theses. 2876.