Stabilisation of lateritic soil using granite dust

Sarvade, Purushotham G and Deepak, Nayak and Pai, Jagadeesha and Ranga Swamy, . (2015) Stabilisation of lateritic soil using granite dust. In: ICACEMAP 2015, 2015, Coimbatore.

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The stabilised blocks are cost effective and energy efficient alternative material to the conventional burnt clay bricks and to other commonly used masonry units in construction. The quality, compressive strength, water absorption properties of stabilized blocks available in some region may be of low standard. These factors have led to find better material which is also cost effective. This paper deals with the experimental investigations carried out to study the feasibility of using granite dust with the locally available red lateritic soil to produce stabilized earth blocks. The study involves correlating the Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCC), Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) and Dry density by replacing locally available lateritic soil by granite dust in 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% by weight. The investigation revealed an increase in MDD and UCC up to 20% replacement and thereafter shows a decreasing trend. Hence 20% of granite dust replacement is found to be optimum replacement for getting maximum MDD and UCC which leads to high density blocks

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lateritic soil, Granite cutting and polishing dust, stabilised blocks
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 11:51
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 11:51

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