A REVIEW STUDY ON THE OPTIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF SOIL USING NANOMATERIALS

Author(s)

Fawzi Kh. Khalaf1, Hafez, M.A.2, Mohammed Y. Fattah3, Marwan S. Al-Shaikli4

Author affiliation

1Civil Engineering Department, Madenat al- Elem College, Iraq.
2Civil Engineering Department, UNITEN, Malaysia.
3Civil Engineering Department, University of Technology, Iraq.
4Civi Engineering Department, Madenat-al-Elem College, Iraq.

Abstract

Improvement of soil by using Nanomaterial as a technique is essential to enhance the geotechnical properties of soils. In past years, several steps have been taken in the field of geotechnical engineering to improve the properties of the weak soil by using nanomaterial technique. So many investigations have been done using different soil test to know the influence of nanomaterials in soil geotechnical properties. This paper reviews most research done during the last ten years. Therefore, more researchers inspected the effect of adding Nanomaterial in soil properties. All result showed that an enhancement in physical and mechanical properties of soil when mixed with Nanomaterial, this improvement varies according to the type, quality, and Nano-ratio added, moreover the characteristics of the natural soil.

Keywords

Nanomaterial, Geotechnical, Review Paper, Soil.