Experimental Investigation on Physical Properties of Black Cotton Soil with Admixtures
M. Madhusudhan Reddy1, U. Praveen Goud2, B. Gireesh Babu3, Bodanapu Sony4
1Mr. M. Madhusudhan Reddy, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Green fields, Vaddeswaram, A.P., India.
2Mr. U. PraveenGoud, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, T.S, India.
3Mr. B. Gireesh Babu, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Dattha Institute of Technology, T.S, India.
4Mrs. B. Sony, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, T.S, India.

Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 1350-1354 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A3445058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Black cotton soil bears undesirable engineering properties like variation in volume with change in water content. Due to the presence of clay content soils exabits tendency to swell when they come in contact with the moisture the size of the particles gets increased. The main objective of the present study is focused on to analyze various index properties of (Block Cotton) BC soils with admixtures as lime, Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) powder and crushed glass. Samples were tested in two stages. In first stage the physical properties of soil such as specific gravity, grain size analysis, and differential free swell index and Unconfined compression test (UCS) are conducted at 1, 2, 5, 7, and 12th days curing. In second stage on BC Soil with combination of PVC powder and crushed glass at 5%, 10% and 15% (crushed glass has to pass through 1mm sieve) by maintain 5% lime constant in all the samples tests were conducted. From experimental studies it is observed that proportions used for PVC and Crushed glass with optimum percentage of lime as 5 to 15% for finding OMC and MDD characteristics shows that the dry density has been increased with reduction in OMC.
Index Terms: Block Cotton Soil, Lime, Unconfined Compression Test, PVC Powder, Crushed Glass.
Scope of the Article: Cyber-Physical Systems