Mississippi State University
Howard, Isaac L.
Gullett, Philip M.
Ahlrich, Randy C.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
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.
Sullivan, W Griffin, "Investigation of Compaction and Corresponding Thermal Measurement Techniques for Cementitiously Stabilized Soils" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 2835.