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Effect of Class F Fly Ash on Fine Sand Compaction through Soil Stabilization

Mahvash, S; Lopez-Querol, MS; Baharodi-Jahromi, A; (2017) Effect of Class F Fly Ash on Fine Sand Compaction through Soil Stabilization. Heliyon , 3 (3) , Article e00274. 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00274. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation carried out to evaluate the effect of fly ash (FA) on fine sand compaction and its suitability as a material for embankments. The literature review demonstrates the lack of research on stabilization of sandy material using FA. The study is concerned with the role of FA content in stabilized soil physical characteristics. The main aim of this paper is to determine the optimum quantity of FA content for stabilization of this type of soil. This is achieved through particle size distribution and compaction (standard proctor) tests. The sand was stabilized with three proportions of FA (5%, 10% and 15%) and constant cement content of 3% was used as an activator. For better comparison, the sand was also stabilized by 3% cement only so that the effect of FA could be observed more clearly. The results were in line with the literature for other types of soil, i.e. as the % of FA increases, reduction in maximum dry density and higher optimum moisture content were observed.

Type: Article
Title: Effect of Class F Fly Ash on Fine Sand Compaction through Soil Stabilization
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00274
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00274
Language: English
Additional information: © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Civil engineering, Structural engineering
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1546504
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