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Improvement of coastal sandy soil by blending local uoori clay for subgrade/embankment and sub base construction

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dc.contributor.advisor Mampearachchi, WK Kowsikan, K 2019-10-15T06:08:49Z 2019-10-15T06:08:49Z
dc.description.abstract Use of locally available material for road construction is emphasized in the present context of potential environmental issues and the restriction on transport imposed by the state. Budgetary constraint for coastal road construction is yet another aspect meriting the use of local materials. The situation in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka is particularly severe compared to other provinces because of the scarcity of materials, which instigate long distance transport from adjacent provinces. The research aims to carry out studies on the engineering properties of the locally available materials in the Northern Province and to adopt an appropriate technique to stabilize and use for low cost coastal roads construction. The material; Uoori clay (CH, Clay of high plasticity) and coastal sand are commonly available in the Northern coastal belts. It is proposed to blend the local Uoori clay material with the coastal sand and explore the use of the blended material for sub grade/embankment and sub base construction. Sieve Analysis, Atterberg Limits, Modified Proctor Compaction, and California Bearing Ratio (CBR) have been performed for the parent material (control sample) and the blended material with various compositions of local Uoori clay and coastal sand. The blended materials were analyzed with the specified requirement under “Standard Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Roads and Bridges (SSCM) (iCTAD, 2009)" in Sri Lanka. Accordingly it was found that the composite materials 50:50, 60:40, 70:30 and 80:20 shall be used as embankment materials in road construction works while composite material 60:40 shall only be used for sub base construction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Uoori clay en_US
dc.subject coastal sand and composite/blended material. en_US
dc.subject Highway & Traffic en_US
dc.title Improvement of coastal sandy soil by blending local uoori clay for subgrade/embankment and sub base construction en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US M.Eng. in Highway & Traffic Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US 2018-11
dc.identifier.accno TH3787 en_US

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