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A Review on Different Types Soil Stabilization Techniques
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages: 19-24
Received: Jun. 9, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 13, 2017; Published: Jul. 27, 2017
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Habiba Afrin, Civil Engineering Department, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Soil stabilization is the process of improving the shear strength parameters of soil and thus increasing the bearing capacity of soil. It is required when the soil available for construction is not suitable to carry structural load. Soils exhibit generally undesirable engineering properties. Soil Stabilization is the alteration of soils to enhance their physical properties. Stabilization can increase the shear strength of a soil and/or control the shrink-swell properties of a soil, thus improving the load bearing capacity of a sub-grade to support pavements and foundations. Soil stabilization is used to reduce permeability and compressibility of the soil mass in earth structures and to increase its shear strength. The main objective of this paper is to review the physical and chemical properties of soil in different types of stabilization methods. Stabilization and its effect on soil indicate the reaction mechanism with additives, effect on its strength, improve and maintain soil moisture content and suggestion for construction systems. Soil stabilization can be accomplished by several methods. All these methods fall into two broad categories namely mechanical stabilization and chemical stabilization. Mechanical Stabilization is the process of improving the properties of the soil by changing its gradation and chemical stabilization of expansive soil comprises of changing the physico-synthetic around and within clay particles where by the earth obliges less water to fulfill the static imbalance and making it troublesome for water that moves into and out of the framework so as to fulfill particular designing road ventures.
Soil Stabilization, Mechanical Stabilization, Chemical Stabilization, Strength, Stability
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Habiba Afrin, A Review on Different Types Soil Stabilization Techniques, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017, pp. 19-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170302.12
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