Determination of Secant Moduli of Agbelouve Silty Sand Stabilized With Cement Used as a Roadway Layer in Togo
Abalo P’kla1, Yawovi Mawuénya Xolali Dany Ayité2
1Abalo P’kla*, Department of Civil Engineering, Engineers High National School of University of Lome, Togo.
2Yawovi Mawuénya Xolali Dany Ayité, Department of Civil Engineering Engineers, High National School of University of Lome, Togo.
Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 1409-1415 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B3305129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3305.129219
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Abstract: The soil stabilization use is necessary in the presence of lesser quality soils. This stabilization has the effect of modifying the soils properties, in particular the strain modulus. For road dimensioning using rational method, it is necessary to know secant modulus of the soil which is not often done in Togo. In this paper, it is determined the secant modulus at different ages of silty sand stabilized with cement at different rates. For this, specimen of silty sand stabilized with cement at rates of 2.5; 3.5 and 4.5% are subjected to the Modified Proctor test and measurement of compressive strength with strain measurement to estimate the modulus at 7, 28, 60 and 90 days of age. The results show that moduli increase with age and cement rate. From different correlations, we estimate the dimensioning modulus of Agbélouvé silty sand stabilized with cement. These estimated moduli allow saying that the cement rate studied are satisfactory from the modulus viewpoint. This study completes the information on Togolese materials needed for road dimensioning by rational methods.
Keywords: Cement stabilization, Dimensioning modulus, Secant modulus, Silty sand, Strain.