"Laboratory tests were conducted to determine if Aliquat, a quaternary ammonium chloride compound, could be used to change the physical properties of Putnam silt loam. The effects of adding varying amounts of Aliquat to the soil were measured in terms of the results of Atterberg limits tests, the moisture-density relationship, unconfined and triaxial compressive strength, and capillary adsorption characteristics. A small change in the Atterberg limits, the optimum moisture content, and the maximum dry density was noted. An increase in the unconfined compressive strength and a reduction in the moisture adsorption potential was accomplished by the addition of 0.25 and 0.5 per cent Aliquat. The workability of Putnam soil was noticeably improved by the addition of relatively small percentages of Aliquat"--Abstract, page ii.
Fry, Thomas S.
Munger, Paul R.
Bayless, Jerry R.
Planje, Theodore J., 1919-1980
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 30 pages
© 1964 George C. Bennett, Jr., All rights reserved.
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Bennett, George C. Jr., "A study of the stabilization of Putnam silt loam with large organic cations" (1964). Masters Theses. 5670.