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Experimental Evaluation of Stabilising Potential of Brick Dust in Clay Soils

Author Affiliations

  • 1G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 12, Issue (1), Pages 1-8, January,26 (2023)


Construction on clayey soil is one of the biggest challenging tasks for engineers as this soil exhibits unpredictable behavioural changes due to its formation from chemical weathering. Soil stabilization is one of the solutions that are useful in augmenting the soil properties by adding different additives in it. From economic perspective, brick dust is a cheaper alternative to conventional materials. India is the second largest manufacturer of brick and tons of brick waste generated each year goes in unplanned way. This waste occupies arable land creating environmental concerns. The problems could be solved by using this material as a soil stabilizer. In this study, the effect of brick dust (introducing in various percentages) on permeability, shear strength and consolidation characteristics of clayey soil is investigated. In addition, laboratory experiments like consistency limit tests, compaction test, unconfined compressive strength test and CBR tests are also performed with an objective to reach for better results and conclusions. Laboratory examination of soil was carried out and laboratory experiments were carried out on soil mixed with varying percentages of brick dust (i.e., 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50%). The results obtained shows that addition of brick dust as additive is satisfactory when mixed with clayey soil.


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