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Engineering Reactive Clay Systems by Ground Rubber Replacement and Polyacrylamide Treatment

Amin Soltani, An Deng, Abbas Taheri, Brendan C O'Kelly

Polymers | MDPI | Published : 2019


This study investigates the combined performance of ground rubber (GR), the additive, and polyacrylamide (PAM), the binder, as a sustainable solution towards ameliorating the inferior geotechnical attributes of an expansive clay. The first phase of the experimental program examined the effects of PAM concentration on the soil's mechanical properties-consistency, sediment volume attributes, compactability, unconfined compressive strength (UCS), reactivity and microstructure features. The second phase investigated the effects of GR content, with and without the optimum PAM concentration. An increase in PAM beyond 0.2 g/L, the identified optimum concentration, caused the excess PAM to act as a ..

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