Stabilization of Soft Clay Using Lime and Granite Powder Review Paper
Kishore Naik Maloth*, Chunduri Srinivasa Gupta
Department of Civil Engineering, Malla Reddy Engineering College (A), JNTU, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the study of behavior of soft clay soil when its treated with lime powder. For a long time, we are facing problems like failures of small and big structures. The biggest Problem behind this is swelling soils. This is very unstable soil. Its property varies from hard Soft and dry to wet. It exhibits swelling and shrinkage with different water content. As a result, many structures usually face excessive settlement and differential movements, which causes damage to foundation systems and other structural elements.
Plastic soils undergo swelling and shrinkage causes severe distress and damage to the structure overlaying. Lime has been used as a soil stabilizer from Roman times. Through physicochemical modifications, lime can control the plasticity, swelling, and shrinkage of soil effectively. Also, lime can stabilize soil through cementation which increases strength and stiffness remarkably. This soil modification using lime depends on the type of soil and its mineralogy, lime content and compaction condition with curing period.
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