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Stabilization of weak soil using maize husk ash

 Department: Civil Engineering  
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 Project ID: 6351
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This research is aimed at investigating the effect of maize husk ash in stabilizing weak lateritic soil in order to improve its physical and engineering properties. It was achieved through sampling and testing of the weak lateritic soil itself and by the addition of different proportions of maize husk ash. Natural moisture content and specific gravity of the material were obtained as 8.41% and 2.73 respectively. Atterberg Limits revealed the plastic limit the soil is non-plastic. The liquid limit also increased from 15.77, 18, 38, 30 and 42 at 0%, 2%, 4%, 6% and 8% respectively.  The compaction shows that the optimum moisture content (OMC) was observed to have decreased from 10.03% at 0% to 8.69% at 2%, 7.37% at 4%, 9.20% at 6% and increased to 11.89% at 8%. The maximum dry density (MDD) increased from 2%, 4%, 6% and decreased at 8% with maize husk ash content. This increase in MDD agrees with a report relating that cementitious stabilizers generally increase the maximum dry density of soils at optimal amount between 2– 8%. The CBR shows that at 0% the value was 17.26% having gained an increased value from 2% to 6% as 18.13%, 23.29% and 19.10% which is very significant but 16.72% at 8% hence proved irrelevant. As such the stabilized weak soil can be used as a sub-base and in low strength required soil for fill, etc. as specified by the Federal Ministry of Works Specification....
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