Study of Geo-Technical And Strength Parameters of Laterite Blocks in and Around Karkal Talaq
Study Of Geo-Technical And Strength Parameters Of Laterite Blocks In And Around Karkal Talaq
The paper deals with the Geo-Technical And Strength Parameters Of Lateriteas building material and the study of its various properties. It would be part of the study to observe the structures built in laterite blocks.
The research aimed at providing adequate use of laterite as a building material. In recent years, the rising construction costs and drive towards locally available material have fuelled demand for this product. The fundamental properties of laterite should be studied.
This will help to better understand it as a building material. The method used for research was the analysis of survey and observation. Literature reviews, interviews and case study based inferences and findings showed that Laterite is found in tropical regions and the structures built in laterite are mostly load-bearing.
Building the foundations of most engineering structure requires knowledge of adequate information on the engineering properties of the area’s soil and sub-soil condition. To be based on sound geotechnical parameters, this is necessary for the engineering planning, design and construction of such foundations.
This is more important especially in the design and construction of highways, where there is a need for good and sound knowledge of the subgrade’s geotechnical and engineering properties and, more importantly, the properties of the construction materials for sound engineering decisions to be made.
Such geotechnical parameters include strength, maximum dry density (MDD), fines (clay and silts) as well as the compaction performance of the proposed highway construction materials.
Study Of Laterite can sustainably support building material demand. It also reduces energetic costs due to improved thermal insulation performance. This implies that their role is important to incontrolling earth bricks ‘ strength and durability. There is also a strong linear relationship between all variables.
To avoid excessive stabilizer / binder waste, these soils may require a minimum of about 10 percent fines. Again, soil type and geographic location may play a significant role in their index properties, and the above recommendation is based on the results of the present study.