Influence of various treatment on strength behaviour Of coconut coir fibre reinforced soil

James, Shalini and Sarvade, Purushotham G and Sharma, Keshaw Jee (2013) Influence of various treatment on strength behaviour Of coconut coir fibre reinforced soil. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 11 (3). pp. 39-43. ISSN 2277-9302

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Water is a resource that is depleting at a very fast rate. Rainwater harvesting is "filling back rainwater into the soil underground or above ground so that we can draw it whenever we need". Rain Water Harvesting is a low cost solution to solve water crises.ln India 70% of population is rural and agriculture related. Synthetic Fibers have been widely used as reinforcement for soil, but they are costly and non-biodegradable. At the present time, there is a greater awareness that landfills are filling up, resources are being used up, the planet is being polluted and that non-renewable resources will not last forever. So, there is a need to more eco-friendly materials. Soil reinforcement is defined as a technique to improve the engineering characteristics of soil. McGown et aI., (1978) classified soil reinforcement into two major categories, as ideally inextensible versus ideally extensible inclusions. The former includes high modulus metal strips that strengthens soil and inhibit~ both internal and boundary deformations. Ideally extensible inclusions include relatively low modulus natural and/or synthetic fibres, plant roots; and geosynthetics. According to Greenwood et aI., (2006) and H.N Ramesh et al.,(2011) the use of random discrete flexible fibres mimics the behaviour of plant roots and contributes to the stability of soil mass by adding strength to the nearsurface soils in which the effective stress is low. Natural fibres can be used as good reinforcements for soil. Natural fibres are cheap and locally available in many countries. Another benefit may also include the easy handling and usage of fibres due to their flexibility. Most commonly used natural fibres are jute, coconut coir, cotton, flax, sisal, bamboo etc.

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Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 09:01
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