Consolidation And Compaction Characteristics Of Soil At Ikole Campus Of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

ABSTRACT 

Assessing the geotechnical parameters helps in improving the soil settlement which usually causes damage to the civil structure. Compaction is one of the most important and routine engineering techniques, performed to assure the safety and stability of soils. In this study, geotechnical investigations at the lkole campus of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State are carried out for undisturbed and ·disturbed samples obtained at five (5) specified locations and at a depths of three (3) to five (5) metres below normal ground level in order to classify the soil and assess the. consolidation and compaction characteristics of undisturbed and disturbed/remolded samples.· This research work was been carried out to determine the shear strength characteristics of soils in Ikole Campus of Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State. This research was also used as a medium· of carrying out of classification of the soils in this study location. The study area falls within coordinates 7.7983 oN, 5,.5145oE of and covers a land area of 538.550 hectares in Ikole Ekiti, Ekiti state .• Five different locations were considered in which trial pit method was used in taking samples of · disturbed and  undisturbed samples from depths of 1.5m and 3.0m. The coordinates of the locations are trial pit 1 (866971.9.8N, 610838.61E), trial pit 2 (867676.65N, 611093.21E), trial pit 3 (867i24;80N, 610566.90E); trial pit 4 (867759.99N, 610610.02E) and trial pit 5 (867382;93N, 610810.38E).: The tests carried out for the purpose of this research are natural moisture content, particle size distribution, specific gravity, Atterberg limit, compaction and consolidation. The results indicated that only point 3 soil is a lateritic soil while others are clayey, all the soils in the locations have low water content, locations with clayey content have close rate of settlements. Pits 1, 2, 4 and 5 soils are grouped into A-7-5 or A-7-6 classification i.e . . clayey soil while pit 3 is classified to A-2-6 i.e. lateritic soil. 

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EJIROGHENE., E (2021). Consolidation And Compaction Characteristics Of Soil At Ikole Campus Of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/consolidation-and-compaction-characteristics-of-soil-at-ikole-campus-of-federal-university-oye-ekiti-ekiti-state

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EJIROGHENE., EMATE "Consolidation And Compaction Characteristics Of Soil At Ikole Campus Of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State." Afribary. Afribary, 22 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/consolidation-and-compaction-characteristics-of-soil-at-ikole-campus-of-federal-university-oye-ekiti-ekiti-state. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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EJIROGHENE., EMATE . "Consolidation And Compaction Characteristics Of Soil At Ikole Campus Of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.". Afribary, Afribary, 22 May. 2021. Web. 19 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/consolidation-and-compaction-characteristics-of-soil-at-ikole-campus-of-federal-university-oye-ekiti-ekiti-state >.

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EJIROGHENE., EMATE . "Consolidation And Compaction Characteristics Of Soil At Ikole Campus Of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/consolidation-and-compaction-characteristics-of-soil-at-ikole-campus-of-federal-university-oye-ekiti-ekiti-state