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Determining the mechanical properties of soils treated with cementitious binders by the splitting tensile test (“Brazilian test”)

The principle of the splitting tensile test consists mainly in performing a diametral compression test on a specimen of compacted treated soil after a given curing time.

Determination of the mechanical performance characteristics of soils treated with cementitious road binders

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A prenormative research project for the determination of the mechanical performance characteristics of soils treated with cementitious road binders started on 1st September 2009. The second two-year period of this project, which was funded by the Belgian Federal Service “Economy”, expired on 31st December 2013. In this context BRRC purchased equipment for the splitting tensile strength (also called the “Brazilian”) test. With this test it is possible to determine the tensile strength and the elastic modulus of stabilized soils.

Code of good practice for soil treatment with lime and/or cementitious binders (+ 4 practice guides) – BRRC publication R81/10

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The existing code of good practice for soil treatment with lime and/or cement Code de bonne pratique pour le traitement des sols à la chaux et/au ciment (CRR R74/04)

Soil improvement and stabilization

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Soil treatment comprises two clearly distinct concepts: