Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 10
Page No. 3601 - 3605

Optimization of the CBR of Lateritic Soil Stabilized with Quarry Dust

Authors : M.E. Onyia and M.C. Uwaezuoke

Abstract: This study proposes a model for optimizing the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) of loose lateritic soil mixed with quarry dust and water using Scheffe’s experimental design techniques on simplex lattice. The developed model uses a polynomial of second degree to express the behavior of the components of the mixture in a simplex lattice. Weights of different components of the mixture generated from Scheffe’s theory were used in arriving at the resulting model. A computer program for optimization based on the model is also developed. The optimal mix proportion obtained by the model is 1:2.75:0.135 (Lateritic soil: quarry dust: water) with a CBR value of 18.2%. This represents an increase of about 56.9% in the CBR value of the original lateritic soil. The model predictions were compared with the experimental results and found to be adequate at 5% significance level.

How to cite this article:

M.E. Onyia and M.C. Uwaezuoke, 2018. Optimization of the CBR of Lateritic Soil Stabilized with Quarry Dust. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 3601-3605.

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