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Admixtures Effect on Consistency Limits and Shrinkage Characteristics of Expansive Soil

Anuja Narayanan


Effective usage of admixtures into the soil mixtures improves the characteristics of the soil for better construction. Particularly admixtures such as rice husk ash (RHA), quarry dust (QD) and flyash (FA) showed greater effect on the two types of expansive soils namely black cotton soil (BCS) and clayey soil. The percentage of admixtures is in the range of 0 to 30% at an interval of 10%. This study showed effective results in expansive soil along with the admixtures.

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