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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND - Volume 6, Issue 8,, December 2017 (Special Issue)

Pages: 249-258

Date of Publication: 24-Dec-2017

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Soil Stabilization Using Plastics

Author: Ch.Grace Evangelin? M.Mohan?? M.Chiranjeevi??? V.NS Sindhuja???? A.Uday kumar

Category: Engineering, Science and Mathematics


It reflects that plastic wastes can be used in stabilization of soil which is concluded from various tests conducted on fiber reinforced soil with varying fiber content. In this study, different means of plastic waste as shopping bags which are locally available are used so as a reinforcement to perform unconfined compressive test while mixing with soil for improving engineering performance of sub grade soil. In this the plastic strips which are collected for stabilization of soil were mixed randomly with the soil. With this a series of tests were carried out on randomly reinforced soil with varying percentage of plastic strips starting from 0, 0.5%, 1.5% and 2.5%. Use of plastic in soil in an appropriate amount really aids in improving the strength of soil and can be useful as sub grade soil which can be used in pavement construction.

Keywords: Stabilization; Unconfined Compressive Strength; Fiber Reinforced Soil; Soil Properties; Shear Strength