Swelling pressure and consolidation of soft clay stabilized with bagasse ash and lime

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Conference Proceeding
Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCRRA 2017, 2017, pp. 1069 - 1075
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© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London. This study has focused on the effect of using Lime (L) from 1.5% to 6.25%; Bagasse Ash (BA) between 6% and 25% and combination of BA-L reached up to 25% on the consolidation characteristic of expansive after the swelling pressure has been determined. The results indicated that the swelling pressure was reduced with increasing BA or L. Furthermore, the results were improved when BA was added to soil treated with L. The swelling pressure of untreated soil decreased from 80 kPa (untreated soil) to 7 kPa (treated with 25% BA-L). In consolidation tests, the pre-consolidation stress has been developed from 180 kPa with untreated soil to 290 kPa with 6.25% lime and 350 kPa when 18.75% BA was added to soil-6.25% L. Furthermore, better results were ascertained when soft clay stabilized with 25% BA-L in comparison with compacted virgin soft clay samples. In addition, the compression indices, and swelling indices decreased 97% and 56%, respectively.
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