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Influence of soil grading on the characteristics of cement stabilised soil compacts

Reddy, Venkatarama BV and Latha, MS (2014) Influence of soil grading on the characteristics of cement stabilised soil compacts. In: MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 47 (10). pp. 1633-1645.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1617/s11527-013-0142-1


The paper deals with experimental investigations aiming at specifying optimum soil grading limits for the production of cement stabilised soil bricks (CSSB). Wide range of soil grading curves encompassing both fine and coarse grained soils were considered. Strength, durability and absorption characteristics of CSSB were examined considering 14 different types of soil grading curves and three cement contents. The investigations show that there is optimum clay content for the soil mix which yields maximum compressive strength for CSSB and the optimum clay content is about 10 and 14 % for fine grained and coarse grained soils respectively. Void ratio of the compacted specimens is the lowest at the optimum clay content and therefore possesses maximum strength at that point. CSSB using fine grained soils shows higher strength and better durability characteristics when compared to the bricks using coarse grained soils.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER, VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 09:08
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 09:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49883

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