publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Improving geotechnical properties of clayey soil using polymer material

Kawther Al-Soudany; Hussein H. Karim;
Open Access
  • Published: 07 May 2018 Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences, volume 162, page 1,002 (eissn: 2261-236X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
<jats:p>This study illustrates the application of polymer material for clayey soil stabilization. The article will focus on studying the strength behavior of the clayey soils reinforced with homogenously polymer fiber. In the current research, “polypropylene” was selected as polymer material to reinforce the natural clay soil. This polymer fiber was added to the clayey soil with four different percentages of (0, 1.5, 3, and 5%) by weight of soil. Various tests with different polymer contents were performed to study the effect of using such a polymer as a stabilizing agent on geotechnical properties of clay. As the fiber content increases, the optimum moisture co...
free text keywords: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Geotechnical engineering, Materials science, Soil water, Compressive strength, Water content, Shear strength, Atterberg limits, Shear strength (soil), Soil stabilization, Polypropylene, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry
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