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Strength behaviour of lime-treated soils in the presence of sulphate

Sivapullaiah, PV and Sridharan, A and Ramesh, HN (2000) Strength behaviour of lime-treated soils in the presence of sulphate. In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37 (06). pp. 1358-1367.

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Lime has been used extensively to improve the shear strength of fine-grained soils. It has been recently reported that the presence of sulphate causes abnormal volume changes in lime-stabilized soil. The paper presents the strength behaviour of lime-treated montmorillonitic natural black cotton soil in the presence of varying sulphate contents after curing for periods of up to 365 days. Alteration of soil-lime reactions in the presence of sulphate affects the strength development by cementation. Consequently, the stress-strain behaviour effective stress paths of soil cured with sulphate are similar to those of normally consolidated soil rather than cemented soils. The reduction in shear strength due to a reduction in effective cohesion intercept occurs for lime-treated soil cured with sulphate for long periods.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Publisher: National Research Council Canada
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to National Research Council Canada.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 06:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18280

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