Volume 6 Issue 4 - March 2016

  • 1. Comparative study of soil reinforced with natural fiber, synthetic fiber and waste material

    Authors : Himadri Baruah

    Pages : 284 - 290

    Keywords : Soil Reinforcement, Red Soil, Glass Fiber, Coconut Fiber, Cement Bag Waste, Geosynthetics, Unconfined Compressive Strength

    Abstract :

    Soil reinforcement has been introduced into the field of geotechnical engineering for many years in order to improve the properties of ground soil in specific engineering projects.It is one of the most popular techniques used for the improvement of poor soils. Further, soil reinforcement causes significant improvement in tensile strength, shear strength, bearing capacity, as well as economy. The use of coconut fibre, which is now most often considered as waste, as a resources to produce farm building material to substitute wood product, offers many advantages. They are moth-proof, resistance to fungi and rot, provide excellent insulation against temperature and sound, not easily combustible, flame-retardant, unaffected by moisture and dampness, tough and durable, resilient, springs back to shape even after constant use, totally static free and easy to clean. Traditional geosynthetics such as geotextile, geogrid etc have been proved to be efficient and they are being increasingly used in geotechnical engineering but the use of glass fibers in soil have only started recently. Considering these, a series of tests were performed with red loam soil using coconut coir, glass fiber and cement bag as reinforcement at various percentage content to find out its effects on the soil and to find whether the particular soil-reinforcement combination is useful. The main objective of this project is to find the variance and the conclusion by comparing the initial properties and the final properties after use of waste coconut coir fiber, glass fiber and cement bag.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Himadri Baruah, "Comparative study of soil reinforced with natural fiber, synthetic fiber and waste material", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=899&j_id=2961, Volume 6 Issue 4 - March 2016, 284 - 290, #ijltetorg