Engineering properties of shedi soil before and after quarry dust stabilization

Nayak, Sitaram and Sarvade, Purushotham G and Gowda, Devarse (2010) Engineering properties of shedi soil before and after quarry dust stabilization. Indian Highways. pp. 39-46.

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Abstract

Shedi soil (Lithomargic clay) is the name given to the locally available whitish, pinkish or yellowish silty sand. This is very sensitive to water and loses its strength when it is saturated. Generally these soils are classified as silty sand or sandy silt with higher percentage of silt content. In the present investigation, an attempt is made to study the behaviour of the shedi soil before and after quarry dust stabilization. Various geotechnical properties are studied and correlations between different geotechnical properties and improvement in soil properties with different percentages of quarry dust additions are derived. The important properties such as index properties, compaction characteristics, shear strength parameters, CBR values, and consolidation characteristics were studied. The results obtained indicate that there is an improvement in almost all properties with the addition of quarry dust, thus making the soil suitable for road works and other projects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: shedi soil, quarry dust, stabilization,
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 04:41
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 04:41
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137394

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