Study on the Compaction Characteristics of Soil and Marble Dust Composite as a Potential Green Building Material

Authors

  • D. Sabari
  • Dr.M. Ramalakshmi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47059/revistageintec.v11i4.2184

Abstract

The aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of adding the waste marble dust to soil on the compaction characteristics of the soil. Standard Proctor test is conducted for two groups of samples (Group 1 without marble dust group N = 17; group 2: Soil with marble dust N = 17). The test results show that the optimum moisture content (OMC) of soil decreases and the maximum dry density (MDD) increases due to the addition of marble dust with the soil. There is a significance difference between the two groups of soil as the value of p<0.05. Soil with marble dust gets compacted more than the soil without marble dust. Thus the marble dust can be used as an additive material so as to improve the compaction characteristics of the soil.

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2021-07-11

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