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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 7, July 2019 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Strength Characteristics Of Tropical Expansive Soil – A Review

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AUTHOR(S)

Jemal Aliy Gobena, S. Suppiah

 

KEYWORDS

Black cotton soil, Bearing capacity, Stabilization, Swell, Crack, Remedial measure.

 

ABSTRACT

Structures constructed on black cotton soils are susceptible to cracking, and differential settlement leading to disasters and adverse economic conditions. This is due to the alternate swelling and shrinking behavior of this type of soils. Expansive soils can be stabilized with the help of different admixtures such as lime, cement and other similar materials leading to increasing the shear strength of the soil. Stabilizing expansive soil is essential since it improves various properties, resulting in improved performance of structures found on swelling soils. In the present study, numerous admixtures adopted by different researchers and their limitations are summarized.

 

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