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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 21, pp 6956–6964 | Cite as

Experimental analysis of the effect of some compaction methods on mechanical properties and durability of cement stabilized soil

  • S. Kenai
  • R. Bahar
  • M. Benazzoug
Article

Abstract

Cement stabilized soil is usually compacted by different mechanical methods to increase its strength and durability. This paper summarizes the results of an experimental study on the effect of different compaction methods on the performance of stabilized soil. The compaction methods investigated were either static compaction by applying a static pressure using an universal compression testing machine, dynamic compaction by a drop weight method, or static compaction coupled with vibration. All methods were applied on unstabilized soil or cement stabilized soil. The effect of each method of stabilization on compressive strength, shrinkage and water resistance are reported. Dynamic compaction with about 8% of cement content seems to give the best performance for the soil investigated.

Keywords

Compressive Strength Compaction Cement Content Splitting Tensile Strength Static Compaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geomaterials Laboratory, Civil Engineering DepartmentUniversity of BlidaBlidaAlgeria
  2. 2.Geomaterials and Environment LaboratoryUniversity of Tizi-OuzouTizi-OuzouAlgeria

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