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Cement Stabilization of Laterite and Chikoko Soils Using Waste Rubber Fibre

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 10)

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Page : 130-136

Keywords : : Waste rubber fibre; Laterite; Chikoko; UCS; CBR; Shear strength;

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This paper presents a study of cement stabilization of laterite and Chikoko soils using waste shredded rubber tyre chips as the reinforcement material at 5%, 10% and 15% fibre content by weight of soil. Tests conducted include index, physical and engineering properties of the soils, particularly the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and the unconfined compression tests (UCS). In comparison with the unreinforced samples, the results obtained show considerable improvement in the shear strength and bearing capacity parameters of the soils. It is therefore concluded that waste shredded rubber fibre is a good earth reinforcement material; and which reinforcement can be substituted for deep or raft foundation to save cost.

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