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Prediction Of Swelling Characteristic Of Jimma Town Expansive Soil Using Simple Mathematical Model

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dc.contributor.author Mohammed Yasin
dc.contributor.author Siraj Mulugeta
dc.contributor.author Jemal Jibril
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-22T06:07:08Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-22T06:07:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.ju.edu.et//handle/123456789/7409
dc.description.abstract Expansive soils are recognized as problematic soils that impose several challenges for civil engineers. Such soils undergo significant volume change in case water penetrates into them, and they shrink as they lose moisture. Lightly-loaded engineering structures such as pavements, single story buildings, railways and walkways may experience severe damages when they are founded on such soils. Therefore it is necessary to develop models to predict swelling pressure and swelling potential of expansive soils. This research presents an experimental investigation of swelling behavior (swelling pressure and swelling potential) of expansive soils. The expansive soil specimens were prepared in the laboratory. Atterberg limits, Grain size distribution, Activity, Optimum water content, Maximum Dry density, Swelling pressure and swell potential were determined. The correlations between the swelling behavior of test samples and fundamental properties of test samples were studied. Additionally, the correlations between swelling behavior and some of the index properties of test samples were investigated. The model was formed in one equation with many parameters. The main advantage of this model is that only one parameter is needed to run the model. The main parameters that are needed to run the model are the applied pressure and initial dry density. The other parameters of the model including the initial slope of the swell-time curve, the final slope, the reference swell, and the peak swell were investigated experimentally. Based on the experimental results, empirical relationships were developed for determination of these parameters as functions of the applied pressure and initial dry density. The model prediction were compared with the experimental results and showed good agreements for all levels of applied pressure and initial dry density of the tested soil. As final conclusion of this research, the values of swell pressure and swell potential of the test samples from the experimental investigation are compared with the predictive values of the same based on currently proposed and other suggested models. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Expansive soil, mathematical modeling, Oedometer test, swelling potential, swell pressure en_US
dc.title Prediction Of Swelling Characteristic Of Jimma Town Expansive Soil Using Simple Mathematical Model en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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