Thickness Design Procedure For Cement-Treated Sand Bases

by John P. Nielsen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Highway Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 141-160

Document Type: Journal Paper


An equation formerly limited to thickness requirements for soil-cement bases is shown to be applicable to cement-treated sand bases provided proper equation constants are used. These constants are related to base thickness and subgrade modulus and can be determined using the nomograph presented. The constants apply to poorly graded sand bases treated with 7% portland cement producing a minimum seven day compressive strength of 450 psi. Design criteria are presented to limit indescriminate use of the equation.

Subject Headings: Thickness | Cement | Soil cement | Sandy soils | Soil compression | Soil strength | Compressive strength | Subgrades

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