SUITABILITY OF AVAILABLE LATERITE MATERIAL IN ILORIN EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

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ABSTRACT

Soil failure is a common sight in Nigeria road and structural constructions. The main purpose of this project is to investigate the suitability of the available laterite materials in Ilorin east local Government.

To determine the suitability of the soil in the three selected areas, Various tests were carried out on- the samples and those are classification test which is a test used in determining the type of soil. Also strength evaluation test was also done on the soil samples so as to determine the bearing capacity, density and strength of the soil and such strength evaluation tests, CBR test and moisture content test.

The project was undertaken following various laboratory soil test result to ascertain the type, strength and suitability of soil for any civil Engineering work.

After all these have been performed results are observation were made and final conclusion and recommendation were taken. 

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page i

Declaration ii

Certification iii

Dedication iv

Acknowledgement v

Abstract vi

Table of content vii

List of table viii

List of figure ix

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 Lateritic Soil 1

1.1 Statement of the Problem 2

2.1 Aim and Objectives  2

1.1 Lateritic Soil 3

1.1 Statement of the Problem 3

2.1 Aim and objectives  3

1.3 Justification of Study 3

1.4 Scope of the Project 3

1.5 Methodology 3

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Literature Review

2.1 Formation of Laterite Soil 6

2.2 Formation of Laterite Soil 7

2.3 Concept of Latrite For Pavement Design 8

2.4 Laterite for Subgrade, Base Course and Surfacing 9

2.5 Mineralogical and Physical Characteristics of Laterite Soil 10

2.6 Definition of Road 11 

2.7 Types of Roads 11

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Research Methodology 13 

3.1 Collection of Samples 13

3.2 Laboratory Tests 14

3.3 Particle Size Distribution Test 14

3.4 Compaction Test 15

3.5 Atterberg Limit Test 17 

3.6 California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test 19

3.7 Natural Moisture Content 20

CHAPTER FOUR 

4.0 Data Analysis, Result and Discussion 21

4.1 Sieve Analysis Test Result for Sample A 21

4.2 Compaction Test Result for the Determination of Bulk Density and Dry Density 29

4.7 Liquid and Plastic Limit Test Result for the Samples 36

4.5 Discussion of Sieve Analysis, Compaction Atterberg Limit California 

Bearing Ratio Results 46

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Conclusion and Recommendation 48

5.1 Conclusion 48

5.2 Recommendation 49

Reference 50


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Consults, E. (2022). SUITABILITY OF AVAILABLE LATERITE MATERIAL IN ILORIN EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/suitability-of-available-laterite-material-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-for-road-construction

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Consults, Education "SUITABILITY OF AVAILABLE LATERITE MATERIAL IN ILORIN EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/suitability-of-available-laterite-material-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-for-road-construction. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Consults, Education . "SUITABILITY OF AVAILABLE LATERITE MATERIAL IN ILORIN EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/suitability-of-available-laterite-material-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-for-road-construction >.

Chicago

Consults, Education . "SUITABILITY OF AVAILABLE LATERITE MATERIAL IN ILORIN EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/suitability-of-available-laterite-material-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-for-road-construction