Stabilization of Clayey Soil Using Lime and Plastic Fiber in Sub Grades
Manish Chauhan1, Sumit Kalra2, Harpreet Singh3

1Manish Chauhan, Post Graduate Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan (Punjab), India.
2Er. Sumit Kalra, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil
Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan (Punjab), India.
3Er. Harpreet Singh, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil
Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan (Punjab), India.

Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2118-2123 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G6114058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Soil is the basic and most commonly used material in civil engineering. Soil is used in building, highways, bricks, bridges; road rail tracks and is responsible for the stability of the structure. There are various kinds of soil available on earth; the soil is distinguished as per the material properties, size, composition, and various textures. The clay soil is a type of soil having a fine-grained natural rock that integrates one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. According to the composition of the material, the clay also has a variety of features. It is slow, fast, and difficult to accelerate and is utilized for something with fine particle size. In this research, soil stabilization is carried out to achieve the engineering properties of soil for subgrades construction. Waste plastic bottles are used in the construction of subgrade to reduce the landfill and utilize raw waste material in reinforcing the soil. Therefore, we have tried to stabilize the clay soil with the different percentages of quick lime (2%, 4%, 5%, 6%, 8%, 10%, 12%). The tests such as Maximum Dry density (MDD), California Bearing Ratio (CBR) at various percentages of plastic strips have been performed to determine the strength of the clay soil. Also, the swelling index of clay soil and the microscopic test is also performed to analyze the change in the engineering properties of soil.
Keyword: Clay Soil, Lime, Plastic Material.
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction.