Potentials of Commonly Used Lime and Agricultural Waste in Stabilization of Sub-Grade Soil
Sandeepan Saha1, Sumit Kumar Biswas2, Debayan Mandal3, Moumita Pramanik4

1Sandeepan Saha*, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India.
2Dr. Sumit Kumar Biswas, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
3Dr. Debayan Mandal, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India.
4Moumita Pramanik, Pursuing Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India
Manuscript received on January 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 1702-1705 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: D1436029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D1436.029420
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Abstract: Present study deals with the correlation between structural and mechanical characterization of sub-grade soils to increase the strength of soil for road. Clays are generally poor materials for foundations due to large lateral pressure and low resilient modulus. This investigation were carried out with waste products(Agricultural waste) like Rice Husk Ash (RHA) along with various percentages of locally available lime. X-ray fluorescence (XRF), California Bearing Ratio test (C.B.R), Standard Proctor Test, Unconfined Compression Test were done on these samples to characterize the structural and mechanical properties as significant increase in strength properties were observed in the soil samples upon mixing with RHA and lime. It was observed that soaking strength is around 16.8 for the Sample C-3 (Soil+9% RHA). Increase of strength may be due to the reduction of mica in the soil sample. Increase of the silica in the soil sample finally increase the strength and stability. The maximum soaking strength was observed 24.82 for the Sample C-7 ( Soil + 9 % RHA + 8 % Lime). It is obvious because the wt.% mica phase become minimum for this composition. XRF results also reveals that silica and calcium contents are maximum for this composition. So microstructural results revealed that the mica phase may play very important role for maintaining the strength and stability of the soil. 
Keywords:  X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Structural and Mechanical Characterization About four Key Words or Phrases in Alphabetical Order, Separated by Commas.
Scope of the Article:  Soil-Structure Interaction