IJMTES – STABILIZATION OF SILT SOIL BY VARIOUS ADMIXTURES

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : STABILIZATION OF SILT SOIL BY VARIOUS ADMIXTURES

Author’s Name : J Aldrin Jeykar | K Hari Vignesh | M Indira Priyadharshini | M Mano Ranjani | N Prakashunnamed

Volume 04 Issue 04 2017

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 61-65

Abstract – Silt is a solid, dust like sediment that water and wind transport and deposit. They are usually made up of rock and mineral particles, which are larger than clay but smaller than sand. Silt is found in soil along with other types of sediments. Silt soil is usually more fertile than other types of soil, they are found in abundant. Silt soil are slippery when wet and they are not stable therefore construction any form of building under such soil could result in improper settlement of structure therefore there are various stabilization agents that are used to stabilize the soil and improve the load bearing capacity of the soil. The stabilizing agents that we have used to improve the property of silt soil are Polypropylene fibre, Rice husk ash, Lime, Copper slag and Sodium silicate. In this paper, we have studied that effect of stabilized soil and change its mechanical properties. This paper describes the study carried out with an aim to enhance the bearing capacity of silt soil by mixing it up with various admixtures under various proportions and combinations. In this study various geotechnical properties such as liquid limits, plastic limits, unconfined compressive strength, direct shear and CBR for soaked and un-soaked soil is computed.

Keywords— Copper Slag, Polypropylene Fibre, Lime, Sodium Silicate, Rice husk ash, OMC

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