Compressed Stabilized Mud Block using Alccofine and Sodium Meta Silicate

Vinod B R, Shobha R, Vikas C, Praveen Kumar D S, Darshan J, Bhuvanesh G
Red Soil; Alccofine; Sodium Meta Silicate; Maximum Moisture Content; Maximum Dry Density; Compressive Strength; Stabilized Mud Blocks.
This paper presents the tests that are carried on soil using stabilizers in manufacturing stabilized mud block. Stabilization of mud blocks are also called as compressed earth block it is a building material made from damp soil which are later compressed at high pressure, and made into blocks. Main material used in preparing the stabilized mud blocks is the soil. Using soil as main material and adding stabilizers to the soil such as Alccofine (pozzolanic materials) and Sodium meta silicate. Basic tests were carried out as Specific gravity, liquid limit, plastic limit, regular proctor test, Unconfined compression test with a maximum load of 43.5 KN and are held for 0, 3, 7 days. In order to find out the Optimum Moisture Content (OMC), Maximum Dry Density (MDD) and compression strength, three samples were made by adding the proportions as 1.96 percentage red soils with 4 percentage Alccofine, 2. 97 percentage Red soil with 3 percentage sodium meta silicate and 3.93 percentage Red soil with both 4 percentage Alccofine and 3 percentage sodium meta silicate. As the days of curing increases the compressive strength of the blocks increases.
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Received : 22 September 2020
Accepted : 02 December 2020
Published : 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.30726/esij/v7.i4.2020.74020
Compressed Stabilized Mud Block using Alccofine and Sodium Meta Silicate