Study on Effect of Quarry Dust and Recron-3S Fibres on the Properties of Black Cotton Soil
Jyothi Raju K1, Prasad D S V2, Prasada Raju G V R3

1Jyothi Raju K, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, J N T University College of Engineering, Kakinada (A.P), India.
2Dr. Prasad D S V, Department of Civil Engineering, BVC Engineering College, Odalarevu, Amalapuram (A.P), India.
3Dr. Prasada Raju G V R, Department of Civil Engineering, JNT University College of Engineering, Kakinada (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 627-632 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11140476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Black Cotton soils are also known as collapsible soils which cause to damage to structures and pavements. Regressively these soils are harmful to pavements all over the world which leads to wastage of billions of dollars. Quarry Dust is a useless substance produced from quarry industry, which contributes to environmental pollution. Use of various waste materials from industry shows lot of improvement in geotechnical properties of soils which is a cost effective and ecological friendly method. This study, evaluate the typical features of black cotton soil treated through quarry dust and recron-3s fibres. This paper includes the evaluation of black cotton soil properties like compaction, soaked CBR and load tests by blending by varied proportions of f Quarry Dust (QD) and Recron-3S Fibres (RF). From the experimental results, it has been observed that remarkable improve in strength as judge against to the natural black cotton soil. The data of compaction characteristics has enhanced in California Bearing Ratio and also load carrying capacity which indicates that improved in strength. From these results, it was found that optimum percentage of Quarry Dust (DQ) 20% and Recron-3S Fibres (RF) 1.5% respectively when compared with all the other combinations.
Keywords: Expansive Soil, Quarry Dust, Recron-3S Fibres, Stabilization, Load Tests.
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction