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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 22 | Page No.: 2839-2846
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2839.2846
 
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Effect of Wet and Dry Conditions on Strength of Silty Sand Soils Stabilized with Epoxy Resin Polymer

Seyed Abolhassan Naeini and Masoud Ghorbanalizadeh

Abstract:
This study reports on a laboratory experiment conducted to evaluate the stabilization of a silty-sand (SM) material with epoxy resin and effect of wet and dry conditions on strength of stabilized silty sand. The additive mixture was composed of a 1:0.15 of epoxy resin to polyamide hardener. Specimens were prepared by adding different amount of epoxy resin polymer emulsion (3, 4 and 5%) to silty sand with (0, 10, 20, 30, 35, 45 and 60%) silt content at dry density of 17 kN m-3. The unconfined compressive strength of specimens determined with uniaxial test and compared to each other under the same mixing, compaction and curing condition to derivation the effect of polymer emulsion on silty sand. All specimens submerged in water for 24, 96 and 168 h and then taken out from the water and their unconfined compressive strength were recorded. The results of this study indicated that the addition of epoxy resin improves significantly the compressive strength and modulus of elasticity of samples under dry condition. This improvement depends on the content of polymer and silt. However, polymer significantly enhanced the strength of the samples after 7 days of submerging in water but strength of wet samples is less than the dry samples.
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How to cite this article:

Seyed Abolhassan Naeini and Masoud Ghorbanalizadeh, 2010. Effect of Wet and Dry Conditions on Strength of Silty Sand Soils Stabilized with Epoxy Resin Polymer. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 2839-2846.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2839.2846

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.2839.2846

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