Keywords : Soaking
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2011, Volume 29, Issue 6, Pages 1069-1079
The effect of soaking on the top and bottom CBR value of a sub-base is studied
in this paper.
Fourteen CBR samples were prepared at 95% relative modified AASHTO
compaction .Two CBR samples were prepared for each soaking period of
0,4,7,14,30 and 60 days. These samples were prepared and compacted
mechanically in the laboratory. The first group was tested in case of unsoaked
while the second group was tested in case of soaking.
The results showed that, a significant drop in the CBR for top and bottom due to
the soaking was observed compared with natural case due to softening of soil
particles Which means that the bearing capacity of subbase soil decrease with
increase of soaking time. Most of decrease in soaked CBR value is pronounced
inthe first days for top and bottom CBR, respectively. And it dropped to 20%
and23%value for top and bottom after 60 days soaking period and this drop is in
full of weakness of soil with soaking.