"This thesis reports the results of an investigation of the variation in plasticity of a clayey soil after treatment with small quantities of epoxy resin and curing agent or with curing agent alone. The series of samples tested consisted of an A-6 soil obtained from the vicinity of Rolla, Missouri, combined with: 1. 0-3% of triethylenetetramine hereafter referred to as TETA. 2. 0-3% of diethylenetriamine hereafter referred to as DETA. 3. 0-3% of Araldite 6010 resin cured with TETA. The TETA content was varied form 20% to 100% of the resin by weight. 4. 0-3% Araldite 6010 resin cured with DETA. The DETA content was varied from 20% to 100% of the resin by weight. The plasticity index of the treated soil samples was computed by conventional soil testing procedures. The relative amount of unreacted amine remaining in samples was determined by titration. Qualitative relationships were found between the plasticity index and the type and quantity of additive used. The complexities of these relationships are discussed and suggestions for further research are made"--Abstract, page ii.
Fry, Thomas S.
Planje, Theodore J., 1919-1980
Munger, Paul R.
Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vi, 26 pages
Phelps County (Mo.)
© 1965 A. R. Van Steenbergen, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Soils -- Missouri -- Phelps County
Soils -- Plastic properties -- Testing
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Van Steenbergen, A. R., "The effect of epoxy resins on the plasticity index of an A-6 soil" (1965). Masters Theses. 6692.