Expansion Potential and Plasticity Index Value of Expansive Soil Stabilization with Vermiculite and Bledug Kuwu Mud
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- Expansive clay, stabilization, plasticity index, vermiculite, Bledug Kuwu mud
The construction and operation of road infrastructure in Indonesia are facing the damage of flexible pavement. One of the causes of the damage is the failure of the subgrade bearing capacity. The pavement structure requires a large amount of material, especially natural materials namely aggregate and asphalt which are included in the available non-renewable material category which quantity is limited in nature. One type of soil that is widely found in Indonesia is expansive clay. This type of soil often causes problems in the performance of the pavement structure. Expansive soil has large swelling and shrinkage properties and its behavior is greatly influenced by water; thus, when the soil is swelling, irregular waves appear on the expanded road surface above the ground. Previous research showed that mixing additives into expansive soil (cement, lime, fly ash) increased the shear strength of the soil and reducing the potential for soil shrinkage. Vermiculite can absorb water and Bledug Kuwu mud contains almost the same chemicals as fly ash and also contains Calcium Oxide such as lime. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct research to determine the effect of adding vermiculite and Bledug Kuwu mud on the plasticity behavior and shrinkage of the soil mixture. The vermiculite mixture used was 4% for all test items and variations of the percentage of Bledug Kuwu mud were by 5%, 10%, and 15%. The research results indicate that the soil in Gedebage is expansive soil that has very high swelling properties with a Plasticity Index (PI) value of 48.09%. The addition of mixed material in the form of Bledug Kuwu mud with a percentage of 5%, 10% and 15% and vermiculite of 4% for all variants reduced the PI value. The variant of 15% Bledug Kuwu mud + 4% vermiculite had the largest decrease of PI value which was 61.66%.
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TY - CONF AU - D Kumalasari AU - R D R B Prayogo AU - A Febriansya PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/22 TI - Expansion Potential and Plasticity Index Value of Expansive Soil Stabilization with Vermiculite and Bledug Kuwu Mud BT - Proceedings of the International Seminar of Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 479 EP - 483 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201221.079 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.201221.079 ID - Kumalasari2020 ER -