Characterization of Soil Properties with Different Admixture

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Volume-40 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Raju Hansda, JP Singh, CR Sharma, N Kisku, B Kandulna
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V40P214


Raju Hansda, JP Singh, CR Sharma, N Kisku, B Kandulna"Characterization of Soil Properties with Different Admixture", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V40(2),85-90 October 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Soil is the basic foundation for any civil engineering structures. It is required to bear the loads without failure. In some places, soil may be weak which cannot resist the oncoming loads. In such cases, soil stabilization is needed. Various methods are available in the literature for soil stabilization. In this study, fly ash and lime were mixed with clay soil to investigate the relative strength gain in terms of unconfined compression, bearing capacity and compaction. The effect of fly ash and lime on the geotechnical characteristics of clayey soil fly ash and clay lime mixtures was investigated by conducting standard Proctor compaction tests, unconfined compression tests, CBR tests and permeability test. The tests were performed as per Indian Standard specifications. The materials used for preparing the samples are Clayey soil, Fly ash and Lime. The soft clayey soil used for these experiments was brought from a Baliapur, near B.I.T.Sindri. The physical properties of the soil were determined as per IS specifications. Fly ash for the study was brought from DVC Bokaro Tharmal Power Plant Bokaro Lime is another additive used, which is locally available, to improve subgrade characteristics. It is obtained by heating limestone at elevated temperatures.


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Fly Ash, Lime, Geotechnical properties.