Evaluation of polymers for stabilization pavements soils

20 January 2023, Version 1
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New commercial polymers (ROCAMIX, TECOFIX, and EPS PM50-PM70) for the pavement soils stabilization were tested. Soil stabilizer can enhance the soil properties, which can improve ecological environmental problems such as soil erosion and slope instability. This study investigates the water-related physical and mechanical properties of soil stabilization using a polymer soil stabilizer solution synthesized from ROCAMIX, TECOFIX, and EPS PM50-PM70 polymers. The water properties test, mechanical and physical properties test were carried out in the laboratory. Also, the effect of ROCAMIX, TECOFIX, and EPS PM50-PM70 polymers was verified by field tests. The results revealed that ROCAMIX, TECOFIX, and EPS PM50-PM70 polymers can enhance the water-retaining property, strength property of soil, all of which increase with the increase of polymer concentration. In addition, field tests proved that ROCAMIX, TECOFIX, and EPS PM50-PM70 polymers were good effects on soil engineering. These results could be applied as a reference for ROCAMIX, TECOFIX, and EPS PM50-PM70 polymers-improved soil engineering.


Soils stabilization
Polymer ARTS (PM50 and PM70)
Soil-polymers interaction
Soil lateritic
Soil clay
Soil red sand.

Supplementary materials

Annexe1: Parameters and calculation formula Annexe 2: EPS PM50 and PM70 polymers Annexe 3: ROCAMIX polymer Annexe 4: TECOFIX polymer


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