A Study on Soil Stabilization throughInnovative Material for Construction of Rural Roads
A Study on Soil Stabilization through Innovative Material forConstruction of Rural Roads - A Case Study of East Gujarat
Ujjval J. Solanki
- Lecturer, Darshan Institute of Engg.& Technology-Rajkot
Dr. N.C. Shah
- Professor and Section Head, Civil deptt. SVNIT-Surat.
, - Asst. Prof., Darshan Institute of Engg.& Technology-Rajkot
– Asst. Prof., Darshan Institute of Engg.& Technology-Rajkot
Rural road connectivity is one of the key components for rural development, as it promotes accessto economic and social services, generating agricultural income and productive employment. Thereare number of important points to be considered while involving suitable and economical designs for the low volume rural roads in India. For construction and maintenance as well as the level of quality control that can be effectively exercised in rural areas. To the extent possible, the use of locally available materials as such or after suitable processing has to be maximized in the larger interest of economy.The study is aimed to improve engineering performance of locally available in situ material for subbase and base course of rural road. The name of innovative material is Consolid system of soilstabilization which is suggested by The Committee for Accreditation of New Materials and Techniques formed under the aegis of Highway Research Board of Indian Roads Congress toaccredit patented or new materials/techniques, developed in India/abroad and evaluated as per recognized National/International Specifications has accredited the Consolid System for stabilization of subbase/base course on dated 4th August 2009The study area is selected by NRRDA at East Gujarat–Rural road to check the improvement in soil parameter useful for rural road construction. The soil in East Gujarat contain Gravel withmarginal proportion of clay particles. For efficient performance Consolid system demand equal proportion of Gravel, sand and silt & clay particles. One study stretch of length 1 Km isconstructed by locally available in situ clay with treatment by Consolid system and CBR, UCS and Capillary rise tests are performed. Soak CBR is improved 18.55% from 3.2% and UCS is improved 2000 kPa from 250 kPa. which shows significant improvement in engineering properties of soil.The treatment has made possible to use locally available in situ material. It also replace thegranular material i.e. GSB material in sub base course, and also consolid system reduces thedemand for heavy wearing course save resources and construction time.