The influence of varying percentage of sand on the properties of coherent soil

The influence of varying percentage of sand on the properties of coherent soil

Phenomenological Aspects of Civil Engineering (PACE) - an International Congress
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - PACE-2021

Ghania Boukhatem souhila Rehab Bekkouche Djennette Mendjel

Abstract

This article is a contribution to understanding and enriching soil knowledge. The influence of the varied percentage of pulverulent soil like sand on the physical and mechanical parameters of a coherent soil such as clay is evaluated in the laboratory. Sand and clay are the most important soil compounds, each has physical and mechanical properties that distinguish one from the other, they also differ in terms of degree of water absorption, degree of cohesion, The value of the angle of friction and several other differences. In this study, we conducted several experiments on a mixture of sand and clay in the Eastern Public Works Laboratory, in Annaba, Algeria, to see the changes in physical and mechanical characteristics that will occur in the clay, and to see the role of the sand that we found favorable for these and the results are motivates to use this mixing technique in foundation works and road projects.

Keywords

Clay, Geotechnical testing, Mixture, Sand.
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