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dc.contributor.authorAllamaprabhu, K.
dc.contributor.authorSunil, B.M.
dc.contributor.authorNayak, S.
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, S.
dc.contributor.authorZafar, M.
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2012, Vol.5, 6 SPECIAL ISSUE 1, pp.1804-1808en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports a series of laboratory tests conducted on lithomargic clay (shedi soil), which is widespread over part of southwest coast of India, to assess whether it could be used as compacted clay liner for hydraulic barriers in engineered landfill. In order to assess the suitability of lithomarge as a barrier material, following tests such as index properties, compaction characteristics, hydraulic conductivity and unconfined compressive strength of the soil were conducted in the laboratory. From the studies, it is found that lithomargic soil is near to the recommended specifications for soils to be used as liner material. Suitable materials for soil liners are then obtained by blending different types of locally available soils to achieve the required low hydraulic conductivity and good strength. To achieve specifications for the liner material lithomargic clay is blended with 15% and 20% marine clay by weight of lithomargic clay. From standard compaction control, the blended soil shows hydraulic conductivity lower than the 1x10-7 cm/s. Acceptable zones (AZ) are constructed on the compaction plane to meet design objectives for hydraulic conductivity. It's strength properties show that the soil possesses higher strength than the recommended minimum strength of 200kPa, to support the overburden pressure imposed by the waste body. From the laboratory test results, it can be concluded that lithomargic clay blended with marine clay satisfies the requirements for a good soil liner material. 2012 CAFET-INNOVA TECHNICAL SOCIETY.en_US
dc.titleGeotechnical characteristics of lithomargic clay blended with marine clay as landfill liner materialen_US
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