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Improvement of CBR value in soil subgrade using garnet waste

Sani, W. N. H. M. and Mohamed, A. and Khalid, N. H. A. and Nor, H. M. and Hainin, M. R. and Giwangkara, G. G. and Hassan, N. A. and Kamarudin, N. A. S. and Mashros, N. (2019) Improvement of CBR value in soil subgrade using garnet waste. In: 11th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering in Tropical Regions, GEOTROPIKA 2019 and 1st International Conference on Highway and Transportation Engineering, ICHITRA 2019, 27-28 Feb 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/527/1/0120...


This paper presents the findings on the improvement of California Bearing Ratio (CBR) value of soil subgrade using garnet waste. Soil subgrade are very important in construction of roadways and need more attention in strength. Many researchers found that soil subgrade in Malaysia need an improvement technique for the road constructions. One of the techniques is using garnet waste which is an industrial waste that is getting bulkier, and thus create opportunity to reduce and reuse the waste. The research aims to determine the properties of soil subgrade and garnet waste, to determine the CBR value of soil subgrade and to determine CBR value of soil subgrade mixed with garnet waste. Material properties testing for soil subgrade are sieve analysis and Atterberg limit; and garnet waste used sieve analysis and chemical composition. Compaction test in the mixed proportion are used to obtain the Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) and Maximum Dry Density (MDD) and CBR test was done using CBR-Marshall Tester. In this study, the result obtained from garnet waste have been used to observed their effect on CBR value of soil subgrade by varying the amount of garnet waste contain 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100%. 100% garnet waste content showed the best result for the highest 43% CBR value. The CBR value of the soil showed judicious improvement after mixing with above 40% garnet waste in the soil subgrade. As a conclusion, the improvement of CBR value in soil subgrade using garnet waste is applicable.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:chemical analysis, garnets, geotechnical engineering
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:91211
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:21 Jun 2021 16:41
Last Modified:21 Jun 2021 16:41

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