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Title: The Physical and Behavior Properties of Compacted Sandy Soil Fill
Authors: Dima Shakhashiro 
Supervisor: Dr. Waleed Eid
Keywords: Sandy Soil Fill , CIVIL Engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: Proper foundation design is the first step into building a sound structure. This requires the proper evaluation of the soil bearing capacity which holds this foundation. Recently many projects are founded on compacted soils and not virgin soils. Either because the soil has been improved by surface or deep compaction, or because the natural soil level has to be raised to the required project level by adding compacted soil layers. Therefore, the following question should be answered "How does the physical and strength properties of virgin soils changes when it is removed and compacted in the same place or elsewhere". So, the aim of this thesis is to check the physical and behavior properties of compacted soil compared to virgin soil. The research was performed on a small area of sandy soil from the site of Sabah Al-Salem Kuwait University City. Field and laboratory tests were performed on the area, then it was statically compacted and the same tests were carried out again to find the actual bearing capacity and settlement in both conditions. The tests’ results were analyzed and compared for both virgin and compacted sand and it was found that the physical properties of soil changed slightly while the soil behavior altered significantly after compaction which is due to the change in the soil internal matrix.
Appears in Programs:0620 Civil Engineering

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