Compressive Strength Characteristics of Stacked Stabilised Soil Cement blocks

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Compressive Strength Characteristics of Stacked Stabilised Soil Cement blocks

Compressive Strength Characteristics of Stacked Stabilised Soil Cement blocks

Abstract

Compressive Strength Characteristics of Stacked Stabilised Soil Cement blocks research is intended to provide detailed technical and economic information on the production of compressed cement stabilised soil bricks. These include information on suitable soil types, local stabilisers, stabilization techniques, production of compressed stabilized soil bricks and their economical value and potential.

Critical review of related literatures show that soil types, proportions between soil and stabilizer and compaction pressure applied to the moist soil mix affects the quality of the compressed soil brick. Since the soil used to manufacture the stabilized soil bricks are abundantly available all around the Tamil Nadu. Laboratory tests conducted on Perundurai area soil provided more precise and detailed information on the soils grading, plasticity, chemical composition and the result proved the soil’s suitability for brick production.

Conclusion

In this research, Soil with a composition of Sand 70%, Silt 16.25% and Clay -13.75% is used as a raw material for soil cement. Increase in cement content results in an increase in the compressive strength value of bricks made at the same constant compaction pressure.The moisture absorption capacity of the brick could be significantly correlated to its durability. Increase in the cement content of brick results into a reduction of its water absorption capacity.