Study on Fracture Energy of Cement Stabilized Aggregate
A series of parametric tests have been conducted to investigate the effect of curing period and cement content of the specimen on fracture energy of cement stabilized aggregate. By means of three-point bending method, the fracture energy of cement stabilized aggregate was measured. Four specimen curing periods (14 d, 28 d, 60 d and 90 d) and four different cement contents (4%, 5%, 6% and 7%) were used. The results indicate that the fracture energy of cement stabilized aggregate is increasing with the increase of specimen curing period. Besides, with the increase of cement content, there is a tendency to decrease in the fracture energy of cement stabilized aggregate. The ability of cement stabilized aggregate to resist crack propagation becomes weaker and weaker with the increase of cement content.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
X. H. Wei and P. Zhang, "Study on Fracture Energy of Cement Stabilized Aggregate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 1141-1144, 2011