UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
M.E.CIVIL (GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING)
SUBJECT CODE 501205 (ELECTIVE II)
Lectures: 3 hrs/week Paper 100 marks
Objectives of soil stabilization. Classification of stabilizing agents and stabilization processes, nature and surface characteristics of soil particles, concepts of surface area and contact points.
Drainage and compaction, principles of mechanical stabilization, inorganic stabilizing agents and their characteristics - lime, cement, lime-fly ash, hydroxides, carbonates etc., inorganic stabilizers, reaction mechanism in relation to strength improvement, characteristics under various conditions of soil properties, time, temperature and stress.
Deleterious effects of organic substance and sulphates on inorganic stabilization, organic stabilizers, binding and water-proofing agents-bituminous materials, large organic cations, aniline furferols, resins, rosins and derivatives and other organic wastes, bituminous stabilization, electrical and thermal stabilization.
1. Manfred R. Hausmann: Engineering Principles of Ground Modifications, McGraw
2. Physical & geotechnical properties of soils – Joseph E.Bowels, Tata Mc.- Grawhill
3. Advanced soil mechanics- Braja M.Das, Tata Mc.- Grawhill
4. Proceedings of the Conference on Soil Stabilization, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, June 18-30, 1959.
5. K.B. Woods, D.S. Berry and W.H. Goetz, Highway Engineering Handbook, 1960.
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