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Mitigation of Alkali Induced Heave in Rectorite Soil with Fly Ash

Sivapullaiah, PV and Reddy, Hari Prasad P and Ramesh, HN (2008) Mitigation of Alkali Induced Heave in Rectorite Soil with Fly Ash. In: Geocongress 2008, ASCE.

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Mechanisms that control the volume changes behavior of foundation soils are well understood. The changes that occur in the behavior of soil due to migration of pollutants are not well understood. The extent of changes that occur in the presence of small concentration of contaminants can be predicted based on changes in the thickness of double layer and associated fabric changes. Interactions that occur with strong contaminants depends on the type of soil, type and concentration of contamination and duration of interaction etc It has been shown that different concentrations (1N and 4N) of sodium hydroxide solution causes abnormal changes on volume change behaviour of soil due to mineralogical changes. An attempt is made in this paper to stabilize contaminated soil using fly ash, after establishing its stability in alkali solutions. It was found that the effectiveness of fly ash to control the alkali induced heave increases with fly ash content incorporated into the soil. X-ray diffraction studies reveal that the mineralogical changes that occur in soil due to alkali interaction are inhibited by the presence of fly ash.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 08:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 08:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40740

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