Change in microstructure of salty soil during crystallization Article

cited authors

  • Wang, C; Jiang, C; Xie, Q; Feng, T

fiu authors

abstract

  • The microstructure of salty soil was investigated by using environmental scanning electron microscopy and X-ray energy-dispersion spectroscopy, and the effects of crystallization on strength of salty soil was discussed to open out mechanism of the effect. In addition, the effects of change in the microstructure on soil strength were researched. The research results show that the microstructure of salty soil is obviously different before and after crystallization. It is a soil aggregate structure wrapped by a mixture of salt and soil before crystallization, while a blending structure of crystal and soil to significantly enhance the strength of salty soil.

publication date

  • February 1, 2007

start page

  • 66

end page

  • 69

volume

  • 42

issue

  • 1