Effect of Glutinous Rice Paste on Compressive Strength of Lime-Stabilized Soil
The lime-stabilized soil was mixed with glutinous rice paste in proper proportion to determine the difference in compressive strength caused by introduction of glutinous rice paste. The experimental results show that the unconfined compressive strengths of lime-stabilized soil specimens treated with glutinous rice paste are all higher than those without treated at different curing times (7d, 28d, 40d, and 60d). The calculated fractal box dimension value of SEM image of lime stabilized soil sample is close to and slightly less than the one treated with glutinous rice paste. The SEM images show that the microstructure of lime-stabilized soil treated with glutinous rice paste is denser than that without treated. This kind of denser microstructure should be the basis of higher unconfined compressive strengths of the specimens treated with glutinous rice paste.
Zhenyu Du and Zheng Wang
H. T. Peng et al., "Effect of Glutinous Rice Paste on Compressive Strength of Lime-Stabilized Soil", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 280, pp. 5-8, 2011