Effectiveness of coir fiber drain to improve the soft soil in embankment construction

Prasanna Kumar, M and Krishnamoorthy, Agrahara (2018) Effectiveness of coir fiber drain to improve the soft soil in embankment construction. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9 (6). pp. 1485-1489. ISSN 0976-6308

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Abstract

Effectiveness of Embankment constructed on soft soil ameliorated with naturally available coir is analyzed. Finite element method (FEM) is used for the analysis. The embankment, foundation soil and coir are modeled using four noded plane strain element. The effective permeability of coir is modeled using area replacement ratio. The settlement of the soil below the embankment at the end of consolidation and the variation of settlement of soil at the ground surface below the embankment at various time interval are studied. It is concluded from the study that natural drains made up of coir are effective to reduce the settlement of the embankment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coir Fiber Drain, Embankment on Soft Consolidating Soil, Finite Element Analysis, Ground Improvement Technique
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2018 09:27
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2018 09:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151527

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