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Compaction and Strength Behaviour of an Expansive Clay Modified by Lime and Quarry Dust

BR Phanikumar*, M Jagapathi Raju and E Ramanjaneya Raju

Department of Civil Engineering, SRKR Engineering College, India

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Received Date: October 14, 2019;  Published Date: October 29, 2019


Expansive soils have a tendency to undergo volumetric changes corresponding to changes in water content. As a result, civil engineering structures founded in these soils are severely distressed. This has caused a huge financial loss, it is, therefore, necessary to reduce volumetric changes of these soils by physical and chemical alteration. This paper presents experimental results on a remolded expansive clay blended with varied amounts of quarry dust and lime. Compaction characteristics, stress-strain characteristics, unconfined compressive strength (UCS) were studied.

Keywords: Expansive soils; Physical alteration; Chemical alteration; Quarry dust and lime

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