Increase the Strenght of Base and Subbase of Flexible Pavement by adding Fledspar as additive material

Gatot Rusbintardjo*  -  Universitas Islam Sultan Agung (UNISSULA) Senarang, Indonesia

(*) Corresponding Author
The strength and durability of the flexible pavement is highly dependent on the quality of the aggregate material used for base and subbase layers. This is can be understand since  95 percent of the weight-volume of the base and subbase layer is aggregate. Therefore using a good quality and strong base and subbase material is very important. In this paper, which is a report of a reseacrh,  Feldspar is used as stabilizer of base and subbase materlias of flexible pavement. Feldspar  is a group rock-ftant forming tectosilicate minerals that made up about 41% of the earth’s continental crust by weight. 5 to 25% of Feldspar with increment of 5% by weight of the base and also subbase were added. Direct Shear and California Baring Ratio (CBR) test were conducted., beside water content and dry density test. The results of direct shear  test show that cohesion of base and subbase materials decrease from 0,164 kg/cm2 of original base and subbase materials become 0,01 kg/cm2 for base and subbase material after adding with 25% of Feldspar, and angle of inernal friction increase from 47,670 become 49,800. Meanwhile the results of CBR test show that CBR value of base increase from 30% to 86,40%, as well as for subbase increase from 21,50% to 87,30% after adding with 15% of Feldspar. It can be concluded that adding aggregate of base and subbase with Feldspar the strenght improve signicantly, and the influence is the strengthening of the base and subbase layers.

Keywords : Base and Subbase materials; Feldspar; Stabilize; Imporove; Quality and Strenght

JACEE (Journal of Advanced Civil and Environmental Engineering)
is published by Fakultas Teknik Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia, in collaboration with Fédération Internationale du Béton (fib).
Jl. Raya Kaligawe Km.4, PO BOX 1054/SM Semarang 50112

ISSN: 2599-3356 (Online)
DOI : 10.30659/jacee

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