A Feasibility Study on the Unconfined Compression Strength of Flyash and Lime Stabilized Laterite Soil

Shetty, Tushar and Rao, Balakrishna K (2016) A Feasibility Study on the Unconfined Compression Strength of Flyash and Lime Stabilized Laterite Soil. In: National Conference on Innovative Techniques and Latest Trends in Civil Engineering,, 02/04/2016, Kalasalingam University, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Abstract

Soil plays a major role in the construction process and is one of the nature’s most abundant building materials. Stabilization of the locally available soil is the most effective method for improvement of soil properties. This paper deals with the experimental investigations carried out to study the compressive strength of flyash and lime stabilized laterite soil blocks. In this study, tests were conducted to investigate the properties of laterite soil sample such as moisture content, specific gravity, grain size analysis, consistency limits, optimum moisture content (OMC), maximum dry density (MDD) and unconfined compression strength (UCS) by replacing the laterite soil with flyash and lime in 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% by weight. The investigation revealed an increase in UCS up to 15% replacement of lime and thereafter showed a decreasing trend. On further investigation, replacement of soil sample by 5% of flyash and 15% of lime found to produce maximum unconfined compression strength

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lateritesoil, flyash, lime, unconfined compression strength, stabilized blocks
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 15:16
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 15:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147337

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