Experimental Study on Expansive Soil with Marble Powder

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-22 Number-11
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Muthu Kumar M, Tamilarasan V S
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V22P302


Muthu Kumar M, Tamilarasan V S"Experimental Study on Expansive Soil with Marble Powder", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V22(11),504-507 April 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Soil stabilization is required when the soil available for construction is not suitable for the particular use. Of all the soils, Expansive soils causing major problems to the civil Engineering structures. Such soils are having high volume changes upon adding the water. Soil stabilization using chemical admixtures is the oldest and most widespread method of ground improvement. The conventional soil stabilization techniques are generally expensive, involving large quantities of costly materials. Due to shortage of energy, materials and also the high cost of construction operation, there is a need to go for alternate low cost materials. In this study, waste marble dust which is the by product of marble industry, is used for the soil stabilization. Disposal of this waste creates serious problems to the humans surrounding them as well as acts as a pollutant so affect the ecological system of the environment (Gupta et.al 2014). So that, we decided to use the marble powder is used to improve the Engineering property of expansive soil, thus making it more stable and also to stabilize the soil with a very low cost material. The marble powder has very high lime (CaO) content and is reported Many researchers. We have added the marble powder to the expansive soil as 5%, 10% 15%, 20%, 25% and studied the compaction characteristics and strength characteristics.


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Soil, Marble powder, Plasticity Index, Unconfined compressive strength