Engineering Properties of Shedi Soil Before and After Cement Stabilization

Sarvade, Purushotham G and Nayak, Sitaram and Sujesh, M S (2008) Engineering Properties of Shedi Soil Before and After Cement Stabilization. In: IGC – 2008, 2008, Bangalore. (Submitted)

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Shedi Soil (Lithomargic Clay) constitutes an important group of residual soils existing under lateritic soils. It is usually found on the western and eastern coasts of India over large areas. This soil is problematic one and is sensitive to water and loses a greater part of its strength when becomes saturated. These high silt deposits have invited many problems such as slope failures,foundation failures, embankment failures, uneven settlements etc. In this investigation, an attempt is made to study the behaviour of the shedi soil before and after cement stabilization. Various geotechnical properties are studied and correlations for improvement in the soil properties with different percentages of cement additions are derived. Mineralogical studies were carried out using XRD analysis. The results indicated that there is a tremendous improvement in the properties with the addition of cement. XRD results indicated the formation of some new minerals because of the soil-cement reactions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 05:37
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