• L. Veena Vijayan Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education
  • J. Prakash Arul Jose Department of Civil Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari, India
Keywords: ground development, nano crystallie, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, kaolinite clay


Cohesive soils are found all over the world and can cause significant harm to infrastructure and structures. Many innovative ways to improve the strength of cohesive soils are being explored to decrease the negative qualities and make them appropriate for construction applications. The availability of novel materials, in addition to traditional procedures, has boosted the area of soil reinforcement. In the realm of soil stabilisation, the inclusion of nanomaterials is one of the newest creative ideas. In geotechnical engineering, nanotechnology could be viewed as dual methods: the composition of the soil can be found at the nanoscale, and soil modification can be accomplished at the atomic and molecular levels. The goal of this research is to see if it is possible to stabilise cohesive soil using two distinct nanomaterials and to look at the changes in geotechnical parameters. Nanocrystalline magnesium oxide and nano zinc oxide is included in the soil with (0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1) w/% and trials were executed to evaluate the optimal percent and strength properties of the mixtures.


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How to Cite
Veena VijayanL, Prakash Arul JoseJ. STABILITY STUDIES OF COHESIVE SOIL WITH NANO MAGNESIUM AND ZINC OXIDE. MatTech [Internet]. 2022Apr.6 [cited 2022Jun.27];56(2):187–191. Available from: