Stabilization of soft soil using nanomaterials

Zaid Hameed Majeed, Mohd. Raihan Taha, Ibtehaj Taha Jawad

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Abstract

Tests were conducted to investigate the influence of using nanomaterials in the modification and stabilization of soft soil. The soft soils were collected from two sites and treated with three nanomaterial types (nano-copper, nano-clay and nano-magnesium). Nanomaterials were added in small amount (≤1.0%) by dry weight of the soil. Laboratory tests to determine the Atterberg limits, linear shrinkage, compaction characteristics and unconfined compressive strength were performed. Results of the investigation showed significant improvement in maximum dry density, plasticity index, linear shrinkage and unconfined compressive strength. The improvement is dependent on the type of nanomaterials. The unconfined compressive strength and maximum dry density increased as the nanomaterials content increased until reach a percentage after which the strength will be decrease. Thus, the addition of finer particles such as nanomaterials, even at low doses, could enhance the properties of soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-509
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Nanostructured materials
Stabilization
Soils
Compressive strength
Plasticity
Magnesium
Clay
Compaction
Copper

Keywords

  • Consistency limit
  • Nanomaterials
  • Soft soil
  • Soil stabilization
  • Unconfined compressive strength

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Stabilization of soft soil using nanomaterials. / Majeed, Zaid Hameed; Taha, Mohd. Raihan; Jawad, Ibtehaj Taha.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2014, p. 503-509.

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