Implementation of Centrifuge Technology for Clay Stabilization and Equipment Deployment

The specific objectives of this project include: (1) development of testing protocols for lime-stabilized soil samples into the centrifuge testing environment; (2) generation of a database concerning the effect on swelling of different lime dosages for prevalent Texas expansive clays; (3) implementation of a field-monitoring program involving the long-term quantification of vertical rise and associated changes in soil moisture in lime- stabilized and control pavement sections; (4) incorporating the use of lime- stabilized centrifuge test results into the current PVR design methodology; (5) procurement, construction, and calibration of pilot centrifuge equipment; and (6) development and implementation of a training program focusing on the operation of centrifuge equipment, collection of data and interpretation of results.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Adams, Joe

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    University of Texas at Austin
    1616 Guadalupe, Suite 4.202
    Austin, Texas  United States  78701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zornberg, Jorge

  • Start Date: 20161121
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01648540
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 5-6048-05
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2017 10:16AM