Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


CLASSIFICATION AND POTENTIALS OF MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE SOILS

Arinze, E. E.
Department of Civil Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Okafor, C. C.
Department of Civil Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria



ABSTRACT

This research work classified the soils of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike(MOUAU) using most prominent classification system,that is, Unified Soil  Classification Systems(USCS) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials(AASHTO).The university and the immediate environ is divided into thirty-two(32) sample collection point for the purpose of  the study. Moisture Content, Atterberg Lmits and Sieve Analysis tests which are prerequisite for soil classification were carried out on each of the samples.After soil classification using aforementioned systems,it is noticed that for AASHTO classification that the soils predominantly A-2-6 and A-2-7 soils which are good subgrade materials for highway construction.Furthermore,for USCS, it is observed that the soils are predominantly CL soils of Lean Clay type which is fairly good for those construction activities.



Keywords: Sieve Analysis, Atterberg limits, Soil classification, AASHTO classification system, Unified Soil Classification System (USCS), MOUAU


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Published
Friday, December 18, 2015

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Vol. 1 No. 2, DEC 2015

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