Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Howard, Isaac L.

Committee Member

Gullett, Philip M.

Committee Member

Ahlrich, Randy C.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Cementitiously stabilized soils or soil-cement is a commonly used solution for highway subbase and base course construction, particularly in regions where higher quality soils and aggregates are limited. Even though the utilization of soil-cement as an engineered material has been around for over 70 years, there is still room for advancement with respect to characterizing the performance of these mixtures both in the laboratory and in the field. The first objective of this thesis was to examine the Mississippi Department of Transportation soil-cement database to determine current soil-cement practices in Mississippi. The second objective of this thesis was to develop thermal measurement techniques to characterize compacted cementitiously stabilized soils. Over 800 compacted specimens were prepared and tested to investigate the feasibility and usefulness of performing thermal measurements on soil-cement mixtures.



soil-cement||thermal measurement testing||compaction methods||cement stabilized soils