Evaluation of Strength Properties of Sand Modified with Organic Polymers
AbstractDue to weak physical properties of sand, chemical reinforcement methods are widely used to improve sand properties to meet the engineering requirements. However, most of the traditional additives cause environmental problems. Therefore, non-traditional additives such as liquid polymers, enzymes, ions, and lignin derivatives have been studied extensively. In this study, organic polymer is used as a soil stabilizer to reinforce the sand. To evaluate the effectiveness of the organic polymer as soil stabilizer, a series of unconfined compression strength (UCS) tests, direct shear tests, and tensile tests were carried out on reinforced sand with different polymer concentrations and dry densities of sand. The reinforcement mechanism was analysed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. The results indicated that the polymer concentration and dry density of sand had significant effects on the strength characteristics of reinforced sand specimens. The unconfined compressive strength, cohesion, and tensile strength of specimens with the same dry density increased with the increasing polymer concentration. The polymer membranes—formed by the mixture of polymer and water—enwrap the sand particles and interlink them to form a stable structure. The efficiency of this stabilization changed with dry sand density. View Full-Text
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Liu, J.; Bai, Y.; Song, Z.; Lu, Y.; Qian, W.; Kanungo, D.P. Evaluation of Strength Properties of Sand Modified with Organic Polymers. Polymers 2018, 10, 287.
Liu J, Bai Y, Song Z, Lu Y, Qian W, Kanungo DP. Evaluation of Strength Properties of Sand Modified with Organic Polymers. Polymers. 2018; 10(3):287.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Jin; Bai, Yuxia; Song, Zezhuo; Lu, Yi; Qian, Wei; Kanungo, Debi P. 2018. "Evaluation of Strength Properties of Sand Modified with Organic Polymers." Polymers 10, no. 3: 287.
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