Stabilization of Black Cotton Soil using Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag and Plastic Fibres
S. Durga Prasad1, D S V Prasad2, G V R Prasada Raju3

1S. Durga Prasad, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, J N T University College of Engineering, Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2Dr. D S V Prasad, Department of Civil Engineering, BVC Engineering College, Odalarevu, Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3Dr. G V R Prasada Raju, Department of Civil Engineering, J N T University College of Engineering, Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 633-638 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11150476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Expansive soils cause serious problems and produces damage to many civil engineering structures due swelling and shrinkage. Soil stabilization is the modification of some soil properties by mechanical or chemical methods to improve the engineering properties. Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) and Polypropylene Plastic Fibres (PPF), are waste produced from industries, which creates environmental pollution. Utilization of waste material in construction of roads and embankments. Reinforced soils have recently attracted increasing attention in geotechnical engineering. The aim of this research is to know the consequence of GGBS (GGBS) and Polypropylene Plastic Fibres (PPF), on expansive soil when blending with identical proportions. From the exploratory outcome, it has been noticed that remarkable improve in strength as compared to the untreated black cotton soil. The values of compaction parameter has expanded enabling rise in CBR and also load carrying capacity which represents that modified in strength. From these outcome , it was observed that maximum percentage of round Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) and polypropylene plastic fibres (PPF), are 15% and 1% respectively when compared with all the other combinations tried in this investigation.
Keywords: Expansive Soil, GGBS, Polypropylene Plastic Fibres, Compaction, California Bearing Ratio, Load Tests.
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction