Geomaterials

Volume 14, Issue 1 (January 2024)

ISSN Print: 2161-7538   ISSN Online: 2161-7546

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Shear Resistance of Siltous Sands Improved with Bridelia Tannins

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DOI: 10.4236/gm.2024.141001    58 Downloads   180 Views  

ABSTRACT

The ruin of several civil engineering works occurs due to shear rupture of the ground. When the stress is greater than the shear resistance, the internal friction angle and the cohesion of the soil loosen and rupture occurs. Cement and lime are often used to stabilize soils and improve soil strength. The costs and environmental problems of these technologies raise concerns and challenge researchers to innovate with clean, inexpensive materials, accessible to the most disadvantaged social classes. The question that this study seeks to answer is whether the binders derived from plant tannins, which also stabilize soils, improve the shear resistance of these soils. To do this, we determined for silty sand the shear parameters, notably the cohesion and the angle of internal friction in the non-stabilized state and when they are stabilized with the powder of the bark of the Bridelia under different water states. The results show that the addition of Bridelia powder to silty sand increases the cohesion of the soil by nearly 70.71% and the friction angle by 4.31%. But in unfavourable water conditions, the cohesion and internal friction angle of the silty sand material improved with Bridelia bark powder drops drastically by nearly 81.56%. but does not dissolve completely as for the same material. When it is not stabilized. This information is an invaluable contribution in the search for solutions to increase the durability of earthen constructions by improving the water-repellent properties of soils.

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Banakinao, S. , Drovou, S. , Lolo, K. and Attipou, K. (2024) Shear Resistance of Siltous Sands Improved with Bridelia Tannins. Geomaterials, 14, 1-11. doi: 10.4236/gm.2024.141001.

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