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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1749-1752
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2005.1749.1752
 
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The Suitability of Tarsand as a Stabilizing Agent for Lateritic Soils

O.O. Amu, E.A. Okunade , S.O. Faluyi , J.O. Adam and T.A. Akinsola

Abstract:
This study investigated the suitability of tarsand as a stabilizing agent for lateritic soils. It is an earnest quest to find/discover a rather cheaper means of stabilizing lateritic soils that has become very important for the construction industry. The soil samples were subjected to the general classification and strength tests. The strength tests are, the compaction, unconfined compression and California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and tarsand was introduced as stabilizer in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10%. The CBR, Maximum Dry Density (MDD) and unconfined compression values all decreased with increasing tarsand contents. For example, MDD reduced gradually from 1919 kg m-3 at 0% tarsand to 1765 kg m-3 at 10% tarsand, while CBR also reduced gradually from 21.0% at 0% tarsand to 3.40% at 10% tarsand. All these results showed that tarsand is not a suitable stabilizing agent for lateritic soils, especially in the strength assessments.
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O.O. Amu, E.A. Okunade , S.O. Faluyi , J.O. Adam and T.A. Akinsola , 2005. The Suitability of Tarsand as a Stabilizing Agent for Lateritic Soils. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5: 1749-1752.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2005.1749.1752

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2005.1749.1752

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