Experimental Study of Clayey Soil with Lime and Rice Husk Ash

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Volume-38 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : B Kanddulna, N Kisku, K Murari, J P Singh
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V38P266


B Kanddulna, N Kisku, K Murari, J P Singh"Experimental Study of Clayey Soil with Lime and Rice Husk Ash", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V38(7),365-372 August 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Clay soil is highly typical soil because it undergoes differential settlement, poor shear strength and high compressibility .For this the most effective and economical methods to improve clayey soil is addition of stabilizing agents such as lime or rice husk ash (RHA). It is essential to improve load bearing capacity of clayey soil, for taking more load. In this study, highly plastic clay was stabilized by using lime and rice husk ash (RHA).The present investigation has been carried out with agricultural waste materials like Rice Husk Ash (RHA) and cheaply available lime is mixed with clayey soil improvement of weak sub grade in terms of compaction and strength characteristics. In this investigation lime and rice husk ash (RHA) is added 5%, 10% 15% and 20% by weight of soil. The main objective of this investigation is to access cheaply availability of lime and rice husk ash for improving engineering property of clayey soil for making capable of taking more load form structure to foundation. In this experimental investigation, the stabilizer reduces the MDD 1.382 to 1.325 g/cm3 with lime and rice husk ash reduces MDD 1.382 to 1.330 g/cm3. The investigations show optimum strength at 15 % of lime and 15% of rice husk ash (RHA). OMC of clayey soil increases from 22% to 25.8% with lime and 25.5.with RHA.


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Clayey Soil, Lime, Rice Husk Ash (RHA).