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Strength performance of stabilized clayey soils with quartzite material


Clayey soils contain clay minerals known as smectite. These soils present problems to geotechnical engineers due to their complex nature. Excessive compression, dispersive behavior, collapsing behavior, low shear strength, high swell potential and frost susceptibility are some of the undesirable properties of soils in geotechnical engineering. Soil properties such as those mentioned would cause severe distress to structures build on them. In this regard, it is necessary to reinforce and or stabilize the soil. In this study, clayey soils were stabilized by using additive geo-material to improve their engineering properties. For this purpose, quartzite known geological material was used as additive. In experimental study, the natural and stabilized clayey soil samples were subjected to the unconfined compression, the shear box, the odometer and the falling-head permeability tests after compaction at optimum moisture content. The test results indicated that quartzite enhanced both the unconfined compression strength and strength parameters. Consequently, it is concluded that the quartzite can be successfully used for the modifications of clayey soils in the geotechnical applications.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : International Journal of Earth Sciences Knowledge and Applications (IJESKA)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 1
  • Sayı : 1
  • eISSN : 2687-5993
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 1-5
  • IO Kayıt No : 106916
  • Yayıncı : Ekrem Kalkan