A Comparative Study on the Effect of Glass Powder and Groundnut Shell Ash on Clayey Soil

A Comparative Study on the Effect of Glass Powder and Groundnut Shell Ash on Clayey Soil
Authors : Ebin S Wilson, Sudha A R
Publication Date: 25-02-2017


Author(s):  Ebin S Wilson, Sudha A R

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 01 , February - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS020311


Soil stabilization is done in order to enhance the engineering properties of the soil. The clay soil exhibits generally undesirable engineering property, such as low shear strength, plastic and compressible, expand when wetted and shrink when dried. Its properties can be improved using suitable stabilization techniques. The strength characteristics of the soil can be improved by different additives. The additives added should be environmental friendly, cheap and effective. The additives used in this study are waste products such as, municipal solid waste glass in powdered form and organic waste groundnut shell ash. This paper compares the property of soil stabilized using glass powder and groundnut shell ash. Various tests such as specific gravity, atterberg limit, particle size distribution were conducted to find the properties of the soil sample. Thereafter, compaction, unconfined compressive strength (UCC), California bearing ratio (CBR) tests was carried out on the soil with various percentages of additives.


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