Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-5
P. T. Ravichandran*, A. Shiva Prasad, K. Divya Krishnan and P. R. Kannan Rajkumar
*Author for Correspondence
P. T. Ravichandran
Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur - 603203, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Objectives: In this work, the possibility of using crumb rubber powder was an additive to improve the strength of soft soil was investigated. Methods: Two types of problematic clay soils are stabilised with the various percentages of crumb rubber (5, 10, 15 and 20%). The strength properties of stabilized soils were improved by increasing percentages of crumb rubber up to 10% is studied by the CBR tests. In addition to strength development, the influences of this stabilizer type and different quantities on drainage characteristics are also studied. Findings: Addition of crumb rubber in both the soils shows desirable changes in permeability. With the addition of crumb rubber of 10% shows the improvement in CBR value of soil is 161% and 130% in soil A1 and A2. The results obtained shows that both strength and permeability modification results in the better stabilization for clayey soil. Applications: Increase in CBR value of stabilized soil can significantly reduce the overall thickness of the pavement and hence the total cost involved in the construction of road.
Keywords: California Bearing Ratio, Crumb Rubber, Permeability, Stabilisation
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