Stabilization of black cotton soil using coconut fiber

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Black cotton soil is a soil with low bearing capacity, swelling and shrinkage characteristics. Due to its peculiar characteristics, it forms a very poor foundation material. As black cotton soil is an expansive soil; it creates problem for lightly loaded structure than moderately loaded structure. Through this project, we are trying to study the improvements in the properties of soil by adding coconut fiber of varying percentages. Tests will be conducted to determine liquid limit and unconfined compression strength. Stabilization of soil is an effective method for improving the properties of soil. It has great significance in the future projects.

Keywords: Soil stabilization, CBR, Atterberg limits

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K.U. Arathi
K.M. Arhulya
V. Vinaya
P.V. Pooja
V.V. Athira


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