Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Consistency Limits

New Chemical Stabilizer Effect on Plasticity of Lateritic Soil Properties

Yahiya K. Atemimi; Fauziah binti Ahmed; Yuones Bagiry; Mohd Ashraf Mohamad Ismail

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 19, Pages 136-145

The lateritic soil that has high content of iron oxides and aluminum hydroxides and low proportion of silica is widespread in the tropical and semi-tropical countries. Lateritic soil as available materials in these areas utilized in different civil engineering applications as roads, canals, earth dams, railways, building, … etc. These applications are depending in a majority on soil classification in design the construction on this soil type. One of the important parameters in classification of soil is an Atterbage’s limits are used in definition of soil type and its strength. Due to increase in population caused an increase in construction to demand the facilities of this growth, therefore the desired soil decrease depend on used and the undesired soil available. Soil stabilization utilized to improve the undesired soil properties by a different technique to achieve the design requirement. Chemical stabilization becomes one of the best solution to soil problems depend on economic and time save. New chemical soil stabilization used is named (NBT II) in this study to exam the effect on plasticity soil properties. Different percentages and different curing time test conducted on lateritic soil to evaluate the range of effect and also examined the effect of plasticity on dry density. The results show decrease in liquid limit with increase in NBT II and then beginning to increase with stabilizer percentage increase the reduction about 11% at 28 days curing, plastic limit increase about 6% at the same time and plasticity index decrease 80%. The results also show the inverse relationship between maximum dry density and plasticity index.

Influence of Poypropylene Fibers on the Soil Stabilization

Heba Dawood Salim

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 20, Pages 316-323

In this paper the polypropylene fiber was chosen as the additive material to know how it is effect on the soil stabilization, which it is used as additive for concret mixture; the polypropylene fiber is inert material and does not interact with water. The paper studies the addition of this material to a silty clay soil and its effect on the consistency limits, shear strength and compaction of the blended materials. The results show that there is an improvement in the shear strength only when the addition of the rate 1% and 2%from soil weight; either the effective of the consistency limit it was increasing the water content with increasing the rate of the addition material, because it have drink of water. At the compaction test it was founded that the increasing in dry density at the addition of 1% and 2% and reducing its value at the addition of 3% with increasing of water optimization.