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Strength Characteristics of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Soil


Anjana V. , THEJUS ENGINEERING COLLEGE,VELLARAKKAD,THRISSUR,KERALA; Niranjana K., Thejus Engineering College, Vellarakkad, Thrissur,Kerala


Basalt Fibre, Optimum Moisture Content, Maximum Dry Density, CBR


The concept of soil reinforcement using randomly distributed fibres is inspired from the natural phenomenon that grass or plants growing on a slope can effectively stabilize the slope. Nowadays, the practice of soil reinforcing with tensile elements has been widely accepted. Fibre reinforced soil has advantages such as low cost, light weight, capability of maintaining strength isotropy etc. Fibre reinforced soil can be used can be effectively used as subgrade material for pavements where the available soil at subgrade is lacking the desired strength. Basalt fibre which is similar to glass fibre, is a newcomer in the field of geotechnical engineering. It is more resistant to alkaline, acid and salt attack when compared with glass fibre. This study aims at evaluating the effect of Basalt fibre on the strength characteristics of soil.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120498
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 781-784

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