Utilization of Quarry Dust to Improve the Geotechnical Properties of Soils in Highway Construction

    Volume 28, Issue 4 (July 2005)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 11 May 2005

    Page Count: 10


    Soosan, TG
    Senior Lecturer, M. A. College of Engineering, Kothamangalam,

    Sridharan, A
    Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

    Jose, BT
    Dean and Director, Engineering Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology,

    Abraham, BM
    Professor and Head, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology,

    (Received 15 October 2002; accepted 28 September 2004)

    Abstract

    Quarries and aggregate crushers are basic requisites for construction industry and quarry dust is a byproduct of rubble crusher units. Geotechnical and mineralogical characterization of quarry dust and its interaction behavior with soils can lead to viable solutions for its large-scale utilization and disposal. The effect of addition of quarry dust on properties of red earth and two different cohesive soils; viz. kaolinite, Cochin marine clay was studied in detail. The results indicate that compaction characteristics and CBR of soils are improved by addition of quarry dust. Problems associated with the construction of highways over clayey subgrade can be reduced significantly by mixing with quarry dust.


    Paper ID: GTJ11768

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11768

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    Title Utilization of Quarry Dust to Improve the Geotechnical Properties of Soils in Highway Construction
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