New Procedure for Compacting Prismatic Specimens of Cement-Treated Base Materials
AbstractUnderstanding the long-term behaviour of cement-treated base materials is a key factor to improve its design and obtain environmentally friendly pavement base materials. Their characterization requires manufacturing prismatic specimens. However, various authors highlight the absence of standardized test methods for fabricating beams in the field and laboratory, which is not an easy task because it depends on the qualification and experience of the testing team. The aim of this paper is to present a new device and procedure for compacting prismatic specimens of cement-treated base materials. In this research, it was used for compacting soil-cement to simulate its performance as a road base material. This device employs elements that are generally available in a concrete laboratory test, such as a vibrating table or prismatic moulds. Once the procedure was established, and in order to verify its suitability, flexural and compressive strength tests were carried out. Results showed that the values obtained were consistent with this material and, despite the heterogeneity of the material, specimens from the same batch provided similar results and, hence, validated the compaction process. This new compacting procedure can improve understanding of the long-term performance of cement-treated materials from flexural and fatigue tests. View Full-Text
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Linares-Unamunzaga, A.; Gonzalo-Orden, H.; Minguela, J.D.; Pérez-Acebo, H. New Procedure for Compacting Prismatic Specimens of Cement-Treated Base Materials. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 970.
Linares-Unamunzaga A, Gonzalo-Orden H, Minguela JD, Pérez-Acebo H. New Procedure for Compacting Prismatic Specimens of Cement-Treated Base Materials. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(6):970.Chicago/Turabian Style
Linares-Unamunzaga, Alaitz; Gonzalo-Orden, Hernán; Minguela, Jesús D.; Pérez-Acebo, Heriberto. 2018. "New Procedure for Compacting Prismatic Specimens of Cement-Treated Base Materials." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 6: 970.
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