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Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (2009) 16(3) 38- 54
Volume Change Measurement Of Collapsible Soil Stabilized With Lime And Waste Lime
|Khawla A. K. Al-Juari|
|Civil Eng. Dept.-University of Mosul Iraq|
This paper presents a series of laboratory tests to evaluate the effects of lime and waste lime on the volume change and strength characteristics of moderately collapsible soil selected from Al-Rashidia in Mosul city. The tests are performed at different percentages of lime and waste lime of 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0 and 8.0% by dry weight of soil. One dimensional compression tests are conducted to clarify the influences of relative compaction, compaction water content, vertical stress level and curing time on the volume change and strength characteristics. The results of this study indicated a decrease in the plasticity, swelling potential and swelling pressure of treated soil. The soil became non-plastic at (3&6)% of lime and waste lime respectively. Swelling pressure and swelling potential reached to zero at 2% lime and 2&7 days of curing time. Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) reached to maximum value at optimum stabilizers content. The UCS of lime treated soil is more than that treated by waste lime at different curing time. The collapse index and potential of treated soil are found less than that of natural soil and decrease with increasing stabilizer content until drop to zero at 2% lime. Collapsing increased continuously with applied stresses, but with curing time reached a maximum value at 2 day. On the other hand, collapsing of treated soil with lime is less than that of waste lime treated soil at different curing time and stresses.
Keywords: Collapsible soil, lime, waste lime, swelling, collapsing, shears strength.