IMPACT OF LIME AND CEMENT ON VARIOUS LATERITIC SOIL SAMPLINGS AS CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

  • Engr Igibah Christopher Ehizemhen Nigerian Society of Engineers
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Oluyemi-Ayibiowu Bamitale Dorcas (MNSE) Faculty member and Researcher at Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  • Engr Agashua Lucia Omolayo (MNSE) Nigerian and American Society of Engineers
Keywords: lateritic soils, strength, Portland cement, Hydrated lime

Abstract

This study was performed so as to evaluate engineering properties and strength of lateritic soils stabilized with hydrated lime and Portland cement as construction materials. Soil samplings P1, P2, P3, P4, and P5 was collected from Dualization of Sheda - Abaji, Abuja, F.C.T, Nigeria and stabilized with 0, 3, 6, 9, and 12% of hydrated lime and Portland cement.  Many laboratory tests were performed on the soil sampling such as Consistency (Atterberg limit), California Bearing Ratio (C.B.R), water absorption, compaction test and particle size distribution. The research revealed that beneficial impacts were obtained thru the addition of hydrated lime and Portland cement in order to increase the strength of poor or weak soils. C.B.R values are 9.98, 9.88%, 8.36%, 7.89% and 7.27% for samplings P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5 respectively at 0% additive content and at 12% additives, the samplings gave C.B.R values of 59%, 55%, 53%, 51.0% and 50.00% by using cement. All the five samplings have highest C.B.R values of 48.0% with hydrated lime as additives. Introduction of additives improved the soil samplings from a very poor subbase and base materials to an excellent base material with C.B.R values over 40%. Thus, improvement of laterite soil samplings from the studied locality can be perform successfully by using Lime judging from the outcome of the different tests on the various soil admixtures.

Author Biographies

Engr Igibah Christopher Ehizemhen, Nigerian Society of Engineers

Engr Igibah C.E is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, current PhD Student at Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria. His research areas span across water and environmental Engineering, soil and building materials, waste management, transportation engineering and general Civil engineering. Passionate team oriented that enjoying working with little or no supervision, has over 60 publications on Scopus index journals and conferences such as Elsevier, Springer, IOP series etcetera. His currently researching on Different Curing Effect on Masonry Hollow Vitrified Clay Bricks Modified with Locally Available Polymerize Photocatalyst and Agro Waste Materials. A Case Study of Abuja, North-Central Nigeria. LiveDNA member and reviewer to international Journal like Environmental Systems Research (Springer), Scientific African (Elsevier), American Journal of Civil Engineering, Environmental Technology & Innovation.

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Oluyemi-Ayibiowu Bamitale Dorcas (MNSE), Faculty member and Researcher at Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Dr. (Mrs.) Oluyemi-Ayibiowu B. D is a Professor (Associate), Faculty member and Researcher at Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). She has a research interest on novel materials for soil improvement especially eco-friendly and nano materials. She is a Lecturer with interest in Geotechnical Engineering, Highway materials, soil improvement for engineering construction (stabilization techniques) and Construction Engineering. She is currently the Post-Graduate Coordinator, Civil Engineering Department and has contributed to Technological developments through several publications. She has  served in numerous academic (FUTA) and technical committees of various engineering professional organizations such as The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN) among others.

Engr Agashua Lucia Omolayo (MNSE), Nigerian and American Society of Engineers

Engr Agashua Lucia O is a Member of Nigerian and American Society of Engineers, current PhD student at Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State Nigeria. She has research interest in the areas like Transportation engineering, innovative construction (building and road) materials, green concrete, Environmental Monitoring and Sustainability, Modelling and Simulation, Waste management and Water Quality Assessment and Management. His currently researching on Development of Empirical Models for the Prediction of Strength and Durability of Geopolymer Concrete under Different Curing Temperature. A researcher with over 50 conferences papers and reputable journals publication indexing in scopus data base. LiveDNA member and reviewer to various international journals such as Scientific African (Elsevier), American Journal of Civil Engineering, KCSE Journal of Civil Engineering (Elsevier) and so on.

Published
2022-05-20

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