Evaluation of Conventional and Sustainable Modifiers to Improve the Stiffness Behavior of Weak Sub-Grade Soil

Syed Taseer Abbas Jaffar, Malik Muneeb Abid, Sikander Zaman Khan, Turab Jafri, Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman Tariq, Anne W.M. Ng

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the improvement of the clayey soil (A-6) with the locally available and cheap modifiers, in terms of stiffness behavior of the weak subgrade soil for flexible pavement. The modifiers used include lime (hydrated), marble waste and sand. The soil specimens underwent triaxial testing and Clegg impact testing. Triaxial testing involved the assessment of the resilient modulus (MR) and impact testing using the Clegg Impact Hammer. According to the study, lime proved to be the most influencing modifier as it improves the stiffness of the weak soil better than other modifiers. A quite accurate statistical relationship between the MR and the variables (including Clegg Impact) involved in the testing procedure has been established.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2493
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

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