A Study on Soil Stabilization Using Rbi Grade 81

Alaka Sreedhar, Girish Mailar
2016 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
In the field of Construction expansive soils pose a great problem especially for foundations, & using the locally available in situ soils is a big issue since they are not suitable for Construction. The most problematic soil in the field of Construction is the Black Cotton soil especially in foundations, since Black Cotton soil has a tendency to shrink and swell excessively. When it comes in contact with water, it swells and when it becomes dry it shrinks. The alternateprocess of swelling and
more » ... rinking results in differential settlement which results in Cracks in the building.Hence the entire insitu soil is to be replaced which is a very complicated process. This can be avoided by conducting soil stabilization by making use of RBI Grade 81 powder.RBI Grade 81 is a Cementitious powder stabilizer which can be mixed in proper proportions to achieve desired results.Here I have conducted Modified Proctor Test on Black Cotton soil in the following proportions 1%, 2%, 4%, 6% and obtained results for Optimum Moisture Content and Maximum Dry density.Optimum moisture content increases as the percentage of stabilizer is increased and Maximum dry density decreases. By making use of RBI Grade 81 stabilizer, excellent load bearing capacity is obtained.
doi:10.9790/1684-16053017279 fatcat:medme57iknc5hlfaa3omnee56y