Study on the compaction characteristics of jute reinforced cohesive soil

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Volume-36 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Nazia N, Deepthy B L


Nazia N, Deepthy B L"Study on the compaction characteristics of jute reinforced cohesive soil", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V36(4),198-202 June 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

The loads coming on the structures are transferred directly to the earth. The stability of the structure depends upon the strength of the soil on which it is constructed. In case of soft soils, i.e. clay, the properties have to be improved for better performance under the action of loads. Geosynthetics have been widely used in soil reinforcement. The main aim of the study is to investigate and evaluate the effects of jute reinforcement in the form of fibres and geogrids on the compaction characteristics of soil. The results obtained are compared and inferences are drawn towards the usability and effectiveness of natural fibre reinforcement in soft soil. It is essentially an eco-friendly approach.


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Jutefibre, Jute geogrid, Bitumen,Thonakkal clay,Optimum moisture content, Maximum dry density, CBR value.