Soil Stabilization using Rice Husk Ash, Lime and Jute

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2016 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 3 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Vishnu T.C, Raseem Rasheed, Shadiya K, Rameesha K, Sreelakshmi T.R, Parvathy K.M
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Vishnu T.C, Raseem Rasheed, Shadiya K, Rameesha K, Sreelakshmi T.R, Parvathy K.M, "Soil Stabilization using Rice Husk Ash, Lime and Jute," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 3,  no. 2, pp. 19-28, 2016. Crossref,


Every millions of year of tonnes of pozzolanic material is produced all over India which is categorized as hazardous material. It is better to use such pozzolonic material in variety of ways, including construction fill, roadbeds or cement admixture. In this project following pozzolanic materials such as Rice Husk Ash (RHA), jute and lime are used for improving the properties of clayey soil, in order to start construction in a weak and less stable soil. The proposed project is to examine how much strength can be attained by clayey soils when stabilized using RHA, jute and lime. The first step is to find out the index properties of the soil by consistency limits, specific gravity determination and wet sieve analysis. These are basically done to get an idea of the properties of the soil. In this project it is decided to do following tests viz; specific gravity determination, consistency limits, wet sieve analysis, hydrometer test, compaction test, California bearing ratio test, Unconfined compressive strength test. It is found that, the addition of RHA, jute and lime to soil improved the strength characteristics of soils.




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