Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions ›› 2015, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (4): 365-369.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1226.2015.00365

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Compressive strength and frost heave resistance of different types of semi-rigid base materials after freeze-thaw cycles

ZhenYa Liu, JingYu Liu, QingZhi Wang, JianKun Liu   

  1. School of Civil Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
  • Received:2015-03-08 Revised:2015-05-22 Published:2018-11-23
  • Contact: Ph.D.,JianKun Liu, Professor of School of Civil Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China. Tel: +86-10-51684096; E-mail:
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    The research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51378057 and 41371081).

Abstract: Freeze-thaw damage is the most common disease of semi-rigid bases in cold regions, which may greatly affect the durability of roadways. In this study, the compressive strength and frost resistance of four different types of semi-rigid bases (lime-fly ash-stabilized sand, cement-stabilized sand, lime-fly ash-stabilized gravel, and cement-stabilized gravel) are assessed by varying the materials content. Based on freeze-thaw and compressive strength tests, this paper presents the performance of the different materials, each having different physical properties, and the optimal amounts of materials contents are proposed.

Key words: freeze-thaw cycles, semi-rigid base, stabilized base

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