Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , ASTM and others published D standard test method for unconfined compressive strength of. definitions of terms. 1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Last previous edition approved in as D – 00e1. Page 1. ASTM D Unconfined Compressive Strength. Page 2. Page 3.

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Composite strength for different specific compaction energies and ages. Compaction properties and unconfined compressive strength at different ages.

Table of Contents Alerts. The specific energy of soil compaction is the compaction effort applied to the soil per unit volume and is determined using the weight, height of drop, and number of blows of a hammer to compact a volume of soil placed in layers into a mold.

Results are plotted in Figure 2. Indeed, at asfm percentage d166 is little or nil variation of the liquid limit and the plastic index, even increasing the CaOH content.

ASTM D – 00 Standard Test Method for Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil

Because of their expansion they bring out fissures in light constructions above them [ 1 ]. Dry and crumbly soils, fissured or varved materials, silts, peats, and sands cannot be tested with this method to obtain valid unconfined compression strength values. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that should generally be retained.

So, the compaction energy aspect in this work is a new contribution in the production of bricks of better quality. Mohr Circle for stress In 2D space e. Rupture stress and fracture stress of the proposed brick and some commercial products.

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The rate of humidity absorption depends greatly on cement content. For each dose, the plasticity limits were obtained. Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback.

These soils are mainly of the expansive type and show volumetric instability due to humidity variations. From Table 2it can be observed that the best results for the proposed brick under study were obtained at 60 days. Then, they were subjected to tests for determining the break modulus 000 the strength to first fissure [ 26 ] for comparison with commercial bricks.


In addition the mechanical properties of the composite increase with time. Our results show that two optimal compaction energies can be considered with respect to the variation of optimum moisture in masonry bricks of expansive soil stabilized with lime.

Values for maximum dry density and optimum moisture content for the above conditions are shown in Table 1. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. With this data and the plasticity index, the activity index of the clay was determined as 4. Earth is a cheap, ecological, and plenty ast for construction. Pores size diminishes with the increase of cement content in the block [ 14 ].

View at Google Scholar Asym. My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. To achieve this, the trash expansive soil was stabilized with CaOH 000 eliminate its volumetric changes and then it was compacted at different energies per volume cubic meter for controlling different densities and to obtain an optimal-controlled density and optimum moisture to assure a larger strength in the material.

After applying these three energies, we observe that the best dried density of the material corresponded to the Proctor standard energy. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Then, following the ASTM standard [ 19 ], the liquid and plastic limits were determined, as well as the shrinkage limit [ 20 ]. The liquid limit was The compaction energy was selected to be the best reasonable strength. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License aetm, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The compacting procedure for the stabilized soil was compaction by layers with a weight falling from a controlled height Proctor compaction procedure.

Expansive soils represent a problem for light buildings over them because of volumetric instability. Many countries in the world have to deal with the problem of expansive clays vertisols such as Mexico, the USA, Australia, South Africa, India, and Israel among axtm.

This energy causes a small final increase in atm density. Several test specimens of soil added with CaOH with different percentages in dry weight were prepared. Therefore additional soil dispersions generate increase of water content. First, the soil was stabilized with CaOH which leads to a decrease in its volumetric changes.

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To make this website d21666, we log user xstm and share it with processors. Specimen trimmer if undisturbed sample is tested. Strength of Materials CVE The objective of this study is to use this trash expansive soil via a composite material, soil-CaOH, to produce bricks of optimal and controlled compaction energy for masonry, which is neglected in the production of this kind of d21666.

Published by Clemence Burns Modified over 3 years ago. Manufacture of ceramic pieces for masonry represents a very important economical activity in some towns of Mexico and other developing countries. Therefore, there are two main factors that determine the best density of soil material: Plasticity limits versus percentages of CaOH are shown in Figure 1. In general, bricks frequently show different densities and therefore different resistances because the compaction energy is not considered in their production.

Unconfined Compressive Strength Test specimens of modified soils were subjected to unconfined compression [ 25 ] at different ages 7, 14, 30, and 60 days and the compaction energies mentioned above. Therefore two optimal compaction energies can be considered with respect to the variation of optimum moisture, the first when the optimal humidity reaches its smallest value and asm second when it increases, after reaching its lowest value.

Abstract In general, bricks frequently show different densities and therefore different resistances because the compaction energy is not considered in their production. Background The applications of the use of soils treated with CaOH are, for example, in the construction of bed-layers of pavements, in the stabilization of dams made of earth, and as a layer for supporting shallow foundations [ 3 ].

Application of Compaction Energies The compacting procedure for the stabilized satm was compaction by asstm with a weight falling from a controlled height Proctor compaction procedure.