Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-8
K. Mahendran and N. P. Vignesh*
Rural Technology Centre, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul - 624302, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected]
*Author For Correspondence
N. P. Vignesh
Rural Technology Centre, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul - 624302, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: The present study investigates the use of hypo sludge with cement and molasses for the preparation of stabilized red mud blocks. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The Laboratory test results show that the physical and the mechanical properties of the red soil were assessed. The unconfined compressive strength, modulus of rupture, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) and water absorption tests were performed for this soil with and without hypo sludge, cement and molasses. Findings: It has been identified that 15% of Hypo Sludge with Cement and Molasses as additives provides optimum stabilization to the soil and it is proven with the help of unconfined compression test. Applications/ Improvements: The results show that the hypo sludge can be effectively used in red soil for the preparation of mud blocks.
Keywords: Cement Stabilization, Hypo Sludge, Molasses Stabilization, Paper Waste Ash, Red Soil, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV)
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