Volume 19, Issue 72 (summer 2015)                   JWSS 2015, 19(72): 107-114 | Back to browse issues page


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Bahari M, Shahnazari A. Experimental Study of the Fine-Grained Earthen Bed Stabilization Using Nanoclay. JWSS. 2015; 19 (72) :107-114
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3065-en.html
Dept. of Water Eng., College of Agric. Eng., Sari Agric. Sci. and Natur. Resour. Univ., Sari, Iran.
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Transporting borrow materials for proper infrastructure of water channels to bear the load of such structures is important in the development plans. Therefore, in this research clay nanocomposite material with a weight ratio of %1 was added to the soil. Soil sample was taken from the bed of the C25 canal (distributary of GanjAfrooz diversion dam within Alborz project area) at various intervals and the depth of 1 meter. Unconfined compression strength and consolidation tests were performed on the selected soil. The results showed that the addition of nanoclay to the soil increased the rate of shear resistance, cohesion property and compressibility of soil, respectively, equal to 14.13, 14.13and 82.76 percent. Also, angle of failure and ultimate void ratio decreased. As a result, the addition of nanoclay to the soil makes soil strength and stability greater and there are no problems caused by bed erosion and transporting of borrow material for infrastructure of channel.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2015/08/24 | Accepted: 2015/08/24 | Published: 2015/08/24

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