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Comparison of reactive magnesia- and carbide slag-activated ground granulated blastfurnace slag and Portland cement for stabilisation of a natural soil

Yi, Y and Zheng, X and Liu, S and Al-Tabbaa, A (2015) Comparison of reactive magnesia- and carbide slag-activated ground granulated blastfurnace slag and Portland cement for stabilisation of a natural soil. Applied Clay Science, 111. pp. 21-26. ISSN 0169-1317

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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. In this study, reactive magnesia (MgO)- and carbide slag (CS)-activated ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) were used to stabilise a natural soil in comparison to Portland cement (PC). X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and unconfined compressive strength (UCS) test were employed to investigate the microstructural and mechanical properties of stabilised soils. The results indicated that the main hydration products of CS-GGBS stabilised soil included calcium silicate hydrates (CSH), calcium aluminate hydrates (CAH), and ettringite. For MgO-GGBS stabilised soils, CSH was the only hydration product detected. These hydration products had different microstructure and binding ability, affecting the strength of stabilised soils. There was an optimum MgO or CS content, in a range of 10-20%, for yielding the highest UCS of MG-GGBS or CS-GGBS stabilised soil at the same age. The 90-day UCS of the optimum MgO-GGBS and CS-GGBS stabilised soils was 3.0-3.2 and 2.4-3.2 times that of the PC stabilised soil, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:42
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 03:33
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