COMPRESSIVESTRENGTH OF SOIL CEMENT BASE MIXED WITH FLY ASH –BASED GEOPOLYMER
Keywords:Geopolymer, Fly ash, Soil cement base,, Unconfined compressive strength, Lateritic soil
At present, the improvement of compressive strength of soil using the Portland cement is
widely used for roads and embankments, however, it has an enormous impact on the environment.
Geopolymer cement is a material that can replace Portland cement and has less impact on the environment.
Therefore, this research aims to study lateritic soil improvement by using Fly ash-based geopolymer
materials. Percentage of fly ash was 1.5, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 % by weight. Specimens were prepared by the
method of modified Proctor compaction test. Curing was done at 40oC for 24 hours and immerse in water for
2 hours before the tests. Unconfined compressive strength tests at 7, 14 and 28 days were performed. The
results showed that the 5% fly ash by weight and NaOH/Na2SiO3 ratio of 1/1 was leading to the improvement
of compressive strength above 17.5 ksc which is higher than the standard No. DH-S. 204/2533 - Soil cement