Need for Estimated Cement Requirements for Stabilizing Lateritic Soils

by Samuel A. Ola, Lect. in Civ. Engrg.; Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria, Nigeria,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 2, Pg. 379-388

Document Type: Journal Paper


In an attempt to demonstrate the urgent need for determining the appropriate cement requirements for lateritic soils, experimental results are presented to show that less than 50% of the cement requirement for a temperate zone soil is required for efficient stabilization of a lateritic soil. The paper finds reasons for this by determining the engineering properties, then comparing the properties with a temperate zone soil. The temperate zone soil is also modified by addition of cementing agents and heat treatment and then its properties are compared with the lateritic soil. As a result of these comparisons, it is concluded that lateritic soils exist at a higher shearing strength level that its temperate zone counterpart.

Subject Headings: Soil analysis | Soil strength | Soil treatment | Cement | Soil stabilization | Soil cement | Heat treatment | Comparative studies

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