Influence of Lime and Brick Dust on Compaction and Strength Properties of Clay Soil When Mixed with Ldpe
Sameer Khaliq1, Mohammad Irshad Malik2, Jagdeep Singh3
1Sameer Khaliq, ME Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University Mohali, India
2Mohammad Irshad Malik, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University Mohali, India.
3Jagdeep Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University Mohali, India.
Manuscript received on 19 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 August 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 4088-4092 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J90500881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9050.0881019
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Abstract: Soil is an essential part of construction and forms a base for all the essential activities of construction. Soil is not same at all places and sometimes lacks in various properties. So, to improve its various qualities and to meet the engineering requirements like quality, durability, etc., we can achieve it by adding suitable admixtures such as, lime, cement, fly ash, plastic, gypsum etc. This not only improves the properties of soil but also reduces the quantities of waste in the environment. The aim of this study is to experimentally investigate the effects of adding Lime, Brick dust and Plastic and low density polyethylene to Clayey Soil. The low density polyethylene is a vital environmental pollutant and its biodegradation is the focus of the present study. The clay soil used was taken near Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. The optimum contents of Lime, Brick dust and LDPE in the Clay soil was found by Standard Proctor Test and CBR test, and the results showed by adding 20% lime , 8% Brick dust and 1.5% LDPE in the Clay soil, we get the maximum Bearing Capacity of the mixture.
Keywords: Clayey Soil, Low Density Polyethylene, Lime, Brick-Dust, Soil Compaction, California Bearing Ratio

Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction