Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Red Soil using Waste Plastic

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2017 by IJETT Journal
Volume-48 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Pragyan Mishra, P Suresh Chandra Babu
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V48P264

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Pragyan Mishra, P Suresh Chandra Babu "Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Red Soil using Waste Plastic", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V48(7),368-373 June 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract
Red soil covers a large portion of land in India. These soils are found in areas with low rainfall and they are not capable of retaining moisture. Due to high iron content these soils are red in colour. Red soil possess lower strength compared to other soils due to its porous and friable structure. To improve the engineering and strength properties of these soils, soil stabilization can be carried out by adding some additives to these soils. Use of plastic products such as polythene bags, bottles, chairs, toys etc. increasing day by day creates much environmental problems. So the use of waste plastics as a soil stabilizer is an economical utilization since there is scarcity of good soil for different engineering application. This project aims to evaluate the effect of addition of various percentages of waste plastic bag strips in order to enhance the properties of red soil.

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Keywords
Red Soil, Waste plastic bags, Direct Shear Test, California Bearing Ratio, Standard Proctor Compaction Test.