THE PROPERTIES OF LATERITE SOILS AS THEY AFFECTS THE STABILITY OF BITUMEN STABILISED BRICKS
Keywords:Properties, Bitumen, Stabilized, Laterite, Brick
The purpose of this study is to determine the properties of laterite soil and how they affect the stability of bitumen stabilized bricks. The samples for the study were disturbed samples sourced in seven locations in Adamawa State. Each sample weigh 20kg transported to the laboratory for tests. The tests conducted include: Sieve Analysis, sedimentation Test, Liquid Limit Test, Plastic Limit Test, Activity Ratio, Free Swell Test and Optimum Moisture Content Test. Three research questions guided the study and the findings of the study include; that the samples shows increase percentage smaller or less than 63 microns sizes, which indicate that the samples are more of silt and clay particles. The properties of the laterite soils taken for the study include; liquid limit ranging from 35-49, plasticity index from 11-14 percent, the activity ratio ranges from 1.0-1.4, and free swell test shows less than 100 percent. One of the recommendations made was that, Laterite soil stabilization should precede a study of the particles size distribution to ensure that the categories of the Laterite soil can bland with the bitumen emulsion to envelop the particles for the purpose of preventing moisture movement in the bricks.
Ameli S. (2007). Soil properties and stabilization for improved workability in engineering process. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Maiduguri.
Dhir S.E. (2004) Optimum line solutions for soil stabilization. Journal of engineering materials, New Delhi: 3(2) p25-30.
Edmond P. (2006). Civil Engineering materials, London: biddles Ltd.
Enkerta C. (2008). Engineering Properties of Laterite soils, Journal of engineering and IT New Delhi P.57.
John F.H. (2004). Concrete Technology, New -Delhi: Standard Publishers.
Kenley J.C, (2001). Geotechnical Properties of and behavior of some stabilized Nigerian Laterite soils. Journal of Nigerian society of Engineers,22(2) P.66-65.
McHenry S.H. (2005). Construction with clay bricks, London: Burst mill Ltd.
Olusola G. (2005). Determination of Optimum Concentration of Moisture and Lime solutions, for soil Stabilization. Journal of Civil Engineering Technology. Malaycia: M.Eng. Thesis.
Stulze T. (2004). Construction Technology, Boston: Heinemann, 2nd Edition.
Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL2000). Foundation design and construction, Singapore: Research Paper 2(2) P.45-55.
How to Cite
License and Copyright Agreement
In submitting the manuscript to the journal, the authors certify that:
- They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
- The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal.
- That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- That its release has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
- They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
- They agree to the following license and copyright agreement.
Authors who publish with International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or edit it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
For More info, please visit CopyRight Section