Strength Characteristics of Expansive Soil Mixed with Quarry Residue and Cement
Jemal Aliy Gobena1, S. Suppiah2
1Jemal Aliy Gobena, Civil Engineering Department, Veltech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2S. Suppiah, Civil Engineering Department, Veltech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 1668-1673 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6525068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Construction should repose on the soil. All soils will not have good vigor and bearing capacity. So, the soil bearing capacity plays a dynamic role in constructions, accordingly, the soil vigor and carrying capacity should be modified. The ebony cotton soils bring many quandaries in construction. The present work is done in stabilizing the expansive soils gathered from Wol aita Sodo, Ethiopia, by utilizing quarry dust and cement and fixes the optimum percentage of quarry sand and cement addition to the black cotton soil in refining the strength characteristics of the soil. Utilization of blend of quarry residue and cement were arranged by method of a resource to potentially giving workable, financially savvy yet strong sub grades in high plasticity soils. In this paper an endeavor is made for the usage of quarry dust and cement by adding quarry dust and cement to expansive soil at various percentages and tests like plasticity, grain size distribution, swell, compaction, unconfined compressive strength, direct shear and CBR tests were performed. From the outcomes of the tests, it is known that addition of cement and quarry residue decreases plasticity and improving strength characteristics.
Keyword: Black cotton Soil, Quarry dust, Cement, Unconfined compressive strength.
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction.