Study of Stress- Strain Behaviour of Cohesive Soil Mixed With Granite Dust under Triaxal Test
AKOLADE, A. S, OLALEKAN, A. E, AKOLADE, M. M, ALESHINLOYE, A. O
Corresponding Author : AKOLADE, A. S.,
Department of Civil Engineering, Lead City University, Nigeria.
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Received : 2020-06-25 Accepted : 2020-09-24 Published : 2020-09-24
Abstract : One of the most important characteristics in construction which is widely used in connection with road pavements and foundation is soil stabilization. In other to enhance the engineering properties of the soil, stabilization techniques is required. The addition of waste materials like, fly ash, rice husk ash etc. increases the physical as well as chemical properties of the soil. Some of the expected properties to be improved are shear strength, liquidity index, plasticity index, unconfined compressive strength and bearing capacity. One of the primary objective of this research is to analyse the effect of granite dust on cohesive soil. This research studied the application of granite dust material on the geotechnical properties of soil. For the purpose of study, three soil samples at different location were collected and considered. All test in raw soil and treated/stabilized soil were performed at The Polytechnic, Ibadan soil laboratory. The soil were collected from location at Sango-Ojoo Road, Ijokodo-Apete Road, and UI-Ajibode Road Ibadan, Oyo State. Nigeria, with the coordinates of Latitude 7.45708, (N7o27’25.48”), Longitude 3.90869 (E 3o54’31.29”), Latitude 7.44603 (N 7o26’45.70”), Longitude 3.87602, (E 3o52’33.67”) and Latitude 7.43509, (N7o24’42.47”), Longitude 3.76253, (E 7o23’45.35”) respectively. The granite dust was collected from the RCC Quarry site, within Ibadan for the stabilization studies. The experimental program were carried out on the samples treated with different percentages of granite dust at 0%, 2%, 4%, 6% and 8%. The research depicts the study carried out to check the improvements in the strength properties of soil stabilization by granite dust in varying percentages. The dry density of the soil increases with addition of granite dust at varying percentages and a corresponding decrease in the moisture content. The test carried out shows that there is an improvement in the strength properties of the soil as a result of an increase in the cell pressure with an increase in the granite dust proportion. It is therefore concluded that granite dust is an effective stabilizer which can be used as additive to improve geotechnical properties of cohesive soil when necessary. However, no assumption should be made that granite dust should be considered as suitable stabilizer for all type of soil until they are tested with the sample.
Keywords : Granite Dust, Soil Stabilization, Cell Pressure
Citation : AKOLADE, A. S et al. (2020). Study of Stress- Strain Behaviour of Cohesive Soil Mixed With Granite Dust under Triaxal Test, J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology, V8I1.05. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.4064091
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The Paper as great relevance to civil Engineering and scientific innovation, Keywords are well discovered in the research work. There is also clarity in the material and methods adopted. The results are well analyzed and all numerical values are well explained and understood. This paper is highly recommended for publication.
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