International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part E (2016)
Effects of compaction on lateritic soil stabilized with low dosage of cement and fly ash
Akinola Johnson Olarewaju
his paper examines the compaction behaviours of cement-fly ash stabilized lateritic soil. This is to know the effects of low dosage of fly ash and cement when added to laterite as stabilizing agents. The lateritic soil was taken from a borrow pit at Ona-Egbo, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria. The fly ash material was obtained from Ewekoro cement factory along Papa-Itori road, Ewekoro, Ogun State and cement used is elephant Portland cement. Fly ash at 2%, 4%, 6%, 8%, and 10% were used to replace lateritic soil at percentage water ratio ranging from 2% to 14%. The tests conducted in line with BS 1377 (1990) are the moisture content and compaction. With close similarities in the results of cement and fly ash at the investigated dosage, fly ash could be substituted with cement for engineering purposes similar to that of cement. Therefore, in areas where there is availability of fly ash, demand for cement would be greatly reduced.
How to cite this article:
Akinola Johnson Olarewaju. Effects of compaction on lateritic soil stabilized with low dosage of cement and fly ash. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):290-295.