Low Cost Fly Ash - Sand Stabilization Roadway, Construction Report, HR-259, 1986

(1986) Low Cost Fly Ash - Sand Stabilization Roadway, Construction Report, HR-259, 1986. Transportation, Department of


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Fly ash, a by-product of coal-fired electricity generating plants, has for years been promoted as a material suitable for highway construction. Disposal of the large quantities of fly ash produced is expensive and creates environmental concerns. The pozzolanic properties make it promotable as a partial Portland cement replacement in pc concrete, a stabilizer for soil and aggregate in embankments and road bases, and a filler material in grout. Stabilizing soils and aggregates for road construction has the potential of using large quantities of fly ash. Iowa Highway Research Board Project HR-194, "Mission-Oriented Dust Control and Surface Improvement Processes for Unpaved Roads", included short test sections of cement, fly ash, and salvaged granular road material mixed for a base in western Iowa. The research showed that cement fly ash aggregate (CFA) has promise as a stabilizing agent in Iowa. There are several sources of sand that when mixed with fly ash may attain strengths much greater than fly ash mixed with salvaged granular road material at little additional cost

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Base course (Pavements); Compressive strength; Fly ash; Pavement design; Performance; Rutting; Sand; Soil stabilization; Test sections; Thickness; Transverse cracking; Trucks
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 21802
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2016 15:47
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 15:47
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21802