An Experimental Research on Stabilization of Black Cotton soil using Granite dust and Glass fiber

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

2 Associate Professor and Head, Department of Department of Civil Engineering, Tamil Nadu, INDIA


Traditional stabilizers like cement, lime and others have been efficient and
effective in soil stabilization but their rising cost has led to the research in granite dust and
glass fiber to be used as an additional material in soil stabilization. The usage of black
cotton soil in construction has continually been a difficult task for the engineers as the
structure resting on it will fail without any cracks and damage. In this project an attempt
has been made to stabilize the black cotton soil by using granite dust and glass fiber. An
experimental study on geotechnical properties of soil had been carried out with the
addition of 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% of granite dust and 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% of
glass fiber to the soil. Results shown that the addition of 25% granite dust and 4% glass
fiber in the black cotton soil significantly increases the Geotechnical property of soil.