Effect of Industrial Waste and Geopolymers on Stabilisation of Expansive Clay
A. Sangeetha1, S. Sivaranjani2

1A. Sangeetha, Civil Engineering Department, Veltech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
2S. Sivaranjani, Civil Engineering Department, Veltech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 30, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 5575-5577  | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2698129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2698.129219
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Abstract: Expansive clay soils are geotechnically problematic in nature as they possess less shear strength, high compressibility and low permeability. This research work was carried out with a view to improve index and engineering properties of expansive soil by stabilizing it with industrial wastes and geopolymers. The industrial wastes such as fly ash, silica fume and sodium-hydroxide were used for the stabilization of expansive soil. the virgin clay soil was tested for its index properties, compaction characteristics and shear strength determination. the stabilization of clay is made by adding and mixing those materials by varying its percentage. In the stabilization of soil with sodium hydroxide, an attempt has been made to study the effect of its molarity on the various properties of the soil. The clay soil stabilized with various materials was also tested for the same properties and that results were compared with that of virgin soil to find the effect of stabilization.
Keywords: Clay, Stabilization, Flyash, Silicafume, Sodium hydroxide.