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Stabilization of residual soil with rice husk ash and cement
Construction and Building Materials (2005)
  • Hilmi Mahmud, University of Malaya
Abstract

Stabilization of residual soils is studied by chemically using cement and rice husk ash. Investigation includes the evaluation of such properties of the soil as compaction, strength, and X-ray diffraction. Test results show that both cement and rice husk ash reduce the plasticity of soils. In term of compactability, addition of rice husk ash and cement decreases the maximum dry density and increases the optimum moisture content. From the viewpoint of plasticity, compaction and strength characteristics, and economy, addition of 6-8% cement and 10-15% rice husk ash is recommended as an optimum amount. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords
  • Cement,
  • Chemical stabilization,
  • Residual soil,
  • Rice husk ash,
  • Cements,
  • Composite materials,
  • Crops,
  • Industrial wastes,
  • Plasticity,
  • Shear strength,
  • Tobacco,
  • X ray diffraction,
  • Granite soil,
  • Residual soils,
  • Soils,
  • Adhesives,
  • Composites,
  • Rice,
  • Soil.
Publication Date
July 1, 2005
Citation Information
Hilmi Mahmud. "Stabilization of residual soil with rice husk ash and cement" Construction and Building Materials Vol. 19 Iss. 6 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hilmi_mahmud/42/