Effect of Different Proportion of Find Sand and Silt on Swelling Pressure of Expansive Clays

Authors(6) :-Gajjar Yogin R., Sadhaliya Aniruddhsinh J., Patel Jay P., Patel Karan K., Patel Kinjal U., Sanchde Dhyeya N.

Expansive soils are highly problematic as they have tendency to increase in volume on absorption of water and to shrink on evaporation of water. The volume increase, if resisted by any structure resting on it; then vertical swelling pressure is exerted on structure. This pressure if not controlled may cause uplifting and distress in the structure. Due to this behavior, many civil engineering structures constructed on expansive soil get severely distress. In this study effect of fine clay and silt on swelling pressure of expansive clays would be studied by performing swelling pressure on Bentonite which is a resemblance of pure clay through consolidation apparatus method on addition of silt and find sand in different proportions.

Authors and Affiliations

Gajjar Yogin R.
Civil Department, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Sadhaliya Aniruddhsinh J.
Civil Department, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Patel Jay P.
Civil Department, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Patel Karan K.
Civil Department, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Patel Kinjal U.
Civil Department, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Sanchde Dhyeya N.
Civil Department, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Swelling Pressure, Bentonite, Expansive clays, Fine Sand, Silt

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-10
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 116-123
Manuscript Number : CE020
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Gajjar Yogin R., Sadhaliya Aniruddhsinh J., Patel Jay P., Patel Karan K., Patel Kinjal U., Sanchde Dhyeya N. , " Effect of Different Proportion of Find Sand and Silt on Swelling Pressure of Expansive Clays , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.116-123, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/CE020

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