Location

Chicago, Illinois

Date

02 May 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Abstract

The present study investigates the benefits of using rice husk ash (RHA) with clayey soil as the subgrade material in flexible pavements with addition of small amount of lime. Four ratios of RHA of 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% mixed with the clayey soil by weight of soil sample. Further for getting the better performance, lime has been added in this study in the varying proportions from 1% to 3% by weight of soil. The compaction characteristics and unconfined compressive strength tests were conducted on these different mixed soils. The test results shows that the rice husk ash can be used advantageously with addition of clayey soil and lime as cost effective mix for construction of subgrade of the roadway pavement.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

7th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Evaluation of Strength of Clayey Soil by UCS Test with Addition of Rice Husk Ash and Lime

Chicago, Illinois

The present study investigates the benefits of using rice husk ash (RHA) with clayey soil as the subgrade material in flexible pavements with addition of small amount of lime. Four ratios of RHA of 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% mixed with the clayey soil by weight of soil sample. Further for getting the better performance, lime has been added in this study in the varying proportions from 1% to 3% by weight of soil. The compaction characteristics and unconfined compressive strength tests were conducted on these different mixed soils. The test results shows that the rice husk ash can be used advantageously with addition of clayey soil and lime as cost effective mix for construction of subgrade of the roadway pavement.