Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity
%0 Journal Article
%A Magdi M. E. Zumrawi and  Khalid A. Eltayeb
%D 2016 
%J  International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 110, 2016
%T Laboratory Investigation of Expansive Soil Stabilized with Calcium Chloride
%U http://waset.org/publications/10003855
%V 110
%X Chemical stabilization is a technique commonly used
to improve the expansive soil properties. In this regard, an attempt
has been made to evaluate the influence of Calcium Chloride (CaCl2)
stabilizer on the engineering properties of expansive soil. A series of
laboratory experiments including consistency limits, free swell,
compaction, and shear strength tests were performed to investigate
the effect of CaCl2 additive with various percentages 0%, 2%, 5%,
10% and 15% for improving expansive soil. The results obtained
shows that the increase in the percentage of CaCl2decreased the
liquid limit and plasticity index leading to significant reduction in the
free swell index. This, in turn, increased the maximum dry density
and decreased the optimum moisture content which results in greater
strength. The unconfined compressive strength of soil stabilized with
5% CaCl2 increased approximately by 50% as compared to virgin
soil. It can be concluded that CaCl2 had shown promising influence
on the strength and swelling properties of expansive soil, thereby
giving an advantage in improving problematic expansive soil.
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