“Assessment of Acacia Powder for the Stabilization of Clay Soil”
Saurabh Naresh Dekatey1, R VinothKumar2

1Saurabh Naresh Dekatey, P.G. Student, Department, of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur (Tamil Nadu), India
2Mr.R. VinothKumar, Assistant Professor, Department, of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur (Tamil Nadu), India
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 1511-1515 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F3942048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Stabilization of soil improves the engineering properties by altering its behavior. Soil improvement is one of the essential uses of most geotechnical development systems, chemical treatment on soils by changing their peculiarity. In the present study the clay soil is treated with biopolymer namely Acacia Powder. Biopolymers are natural polymers produced by living organisms and are considered environmental friendly and sustainable materials. Biopolymers show superiority over petroleum based polymers in some environmental aspects. At present biopolymers are related mainly to the application of plants or vegetative cover. The major reason to adopt biopolymers is cost effectiveness and availability direct from trees without deforestation. The effectiveness of biopolymer is studied in terms of compaction characteristics, unconfined compressive strength (UCS) and California Bearing Ratio (CBR) value. The biopolymer is added in different proportions of 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5% and 3% respectively for different curing periods and the results showed the improvement in soil behavior for construction purpose. The results showed the increase in strength characteristics of clay soil.
Keyword: Soil Stabilization, Acacia Powder, Biopolymer, Clay Soil.
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction