STABILIZATION OF BLACK COTTON SOIL BY REPLACING COPPER SLAG- FLY ASH AND RICE HUSK ASH MIX (2023)
A. KRISHNA RAO, S. SAGAR, N. SRIKANTH REDDY, P. SANDHYA, M. AKHIL KUMAR JCR. 2023: 490-497
Industrial wastes such as copper slag and fly ash are being generated in tons every year and disposed mainly by land fillings, resulting in wastage of useful land. Copper slag in itself is a granular cohesionless sand-like material, while fly ash is highly pozzolanic. – Different trial mixes of copper slag fly ash & Rice Husk Ash were tested for obtaining the optimum mix having maximum dry density. Cylindrical specimens were prepared using optimum mix with different proportion of cement and cured for period of 7, 14 and 28 days in desiccator. Several tests such as proctor test, unconfined compressive strength test, splitting tensile strength test and soaked CBR test were carried out. The purpose of this paper is to investigate copper slag, fly ash and Rice husk ash mixes with cement as stabilizer for their proper use in road construction. In the present study, using fly ash obtained from Thermal power plant, Rice Husk Ash & Cooper Slag for stabilization of soil obtained from Hyderabad is attempted. With various proportions of this additive, expansive soils are stabilized. Owing to the fact that fly ash possesses no plastic property, plasticity index (P.I.) of clay-fly ash mixes show a decrease in value with increasing fly ash content. In conclusion, addition of fly ash results in decrease in plasticity of the expansive soil, and increase in workability by changing its grain size and colloidal reaction. Tested under both soaked and un-soaked conditions, the CBR values of clay with fly ash mixes were observed. Analysis of the formerly found result exposes the potential of fly ash as an additive that could be used for improving the engineering properties of expansive soils.
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