Stabilization of expansive soils using alkali activated fly ash

Parhi, P S (2014) Stabilization of expansive soils using alkali activated fly ash. MTech thesis.



This research work presents the efficacy of sodium based alkaline activators and class F fly ash as an additive in improving the engineering characteristics of expansive Black cotton soils. Sodium hydroxide concentrations of 10, 12.5 and 15 molal along with 1 Molar solution of sodium silicate were used as activators. The activator to ash ratios was kept between between 1 and 2.5 and ash percentages of 20, 30 and 40 %, relatively to the total solids. The effectiveness of this binder is tested by conducting the Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) at curing periods of 3,7 and 28 days and is compared with that of a common fly ash based binder, also the most effective mixtures were analysed for mineralogy with XRD. Suitability of alkaline activated fly ash mix as a grouting material is also ascertained by studying the rheological properties of the grout such as, setting time, density and viscosity and is compared with that of common cement grouts. Results shows that the fluidity of the grouts correlate very well with UCS, with an increase in the former resulting in a decrease in the latter.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Expansive Soil, Fly ash, Stabilization, Alkali activated fly ash. Groutts
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Geotechnical Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:5949
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:22 Aug 2014 11:49
Last Modified:22 Aug 2014 11:49
Supervisor(s):Das, S K

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