An experimental study of natural fibre reinforced sand

Jora, Alexandra (2014) An experimental study of natural fibre reinforced sand. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The use of fibres within the soil as a reinforcement material is a soil stabilization technique in which natural or synthetic materials are being inserted within the soil mass, in order to improve the mechanical behavior of the soil, under a variety of loading conditions.
    Although fibres represent an ancient idea as materials for soil reinforcement, recently, the use of fibres has become more and more attractive among geotechnical engineers due to ease of supply, cost effectiveness and strengthen soil improvement mechanical characteristics.
    The interaction between the soil mechanical characteristics and particular fibers used for reinforcement, as well as the behavior under real stress conditions, are not yet know.
    In this purpose, a series of experiments have been performed on the analysis of the shear strength of standard sand soil samples reinforced by natural and synthetic fibres, with emphasize on natural fibres in respect with the sustainability request on engineering applications.
    The results obtained by this experimental study intend to enlarge, among other similar experiments, the mechanical behavior and the interaction of the soil mass and fibers, in order to allow fibre reinforced method to be become as widely used as any other reinforcement method in soil stabilization.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:06
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:47
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16400

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