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Rice husk ash as a stabilizer in rammed earth


Vismay Shah , Government Engineering College, Modasa; Sandeep Khorasiya, Government Engineering College, Modasa; Ankit Patel, Shankarsinh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar; Abhijitsinh Parmar, Shankarsinh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar


rice,stabilizer,rammed earth


Rammed earth offers an economical and sustainable alternative to concrete. The problem like shrinkage, proper soil selection, low compressive strength, cracking, durability aspects is rammed earth construction. One way to address these problems is to stabilize rammed earth. The primary objective of this study is to make use of the RHA(waste material) with NS and understand its effects on the geotechnical properties, compressive strength & weathering. The proctor tests results indicates that with the increase in RHA percentage there was an increase in the Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) and reduction in the Maximum Dry Density (MDD). The cube compressive strength values decreased with subsequent addition of RHA to its maximum at 5% RHA. The deterioration is increases with increasing in RHA content

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I1005
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2013
Page(s): 15-17

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