Title page for ETD etd-11162012-120327

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Barney, Syed Ishratali
URN etd-11162012-120327
Title Lime Stabilization of a Virginia Clay Soil
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Walker, Richard D. Committee Chair
Bungay, Henry R. III Committee Member
Krebs, R. D. Committee Member
Nelson, B. W. Committee Member
Parsons, William A. Committee Member
  • soil amendments
Date of Defense 1999-11-15
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The fact that when lime is added to clayey soils same very beneficial results are produced dates back into the remote past. It is not a new development, In the United States lime has been in use since l923.

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of increasing soaking time of soil—lime mixtures on the strength, swell potential, and degree of saturation. In order to ascertain the exact composition of clay minerals, X-ray diffraction analysis was run on the soil sample. The analysis showed that the clayey soil contained a large amount of water with a greater percentage of halloysite minerals. The soil, it was concluded, was poorly crystalline and was found to be midway between montmorillonite and kaolinite group.

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