IJESRT INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES & RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT IN SUBGRADE SOIL BY ENVIROTAC II

Vikram Kataria, Rajdeep Singh, & Asgherhasan
unpublished
The subgrade conditions which are poor can result in inadequate pavement support which may reduce pavement life. Soils may be improved by adding polymers, chemical or cementitious additives. Polymers are used worldwide for stabilization of soil. Polymer used are polyvinyl acetate, polyacrylamides and polybutadienes. These additives can be used with a variety of soils to help improve their native engineering properties. The effectiveness of these additives depends on the soil treated and the
more » ... nt of additive used. Envirotac II consists of environmentally safe, high performance Vinylacatae co-polymer which works on the principles of nano-technnology .It was found that with the addition of stabilizers i.e. polymers and cement, the C.B.R. increased upto a certain limit but after that the C.B.R. decreased even on the further addition of stabilizers. The Envirotac II was added percentages (1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5%) to the subgade soil with clay and silt content 84% and sand content 16%, MDD(1910 Kg/m 3), OMC(13%) and CBR% (4.09). At optimum dose of 4% MDD(1994 Kg/m 3), OMC(10.1%) and CBR % (21.90) were achieved. Thus there was a sharp increase in CBR upto 435 % at optimum dose of 4%. The same soil was treated with different %ages of cement (2%, 4%, 8%, 12% and 15%). For the dose of 15% cement MDD (2005 Kg/m 3), OMC(11.50) and CBR(7.90) were achieved. There was a gradualincreaseinCBRupto 93.15 % at 15% addition of cement. Thus Envirotac II can stabilize the subgrade soil with much more with less dose as compared to cementitious additives.
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