Stress – Strain Behaviour of an Oil Palm Fibre Reinforced Lateritic Soil

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Volume-14 Number-6
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : George Rowland Otoko


George Rowland Otoko. "Stress – Strain Behaviour of an Oil Palm Fibre Reinforced Lateritic Soil", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V14(6),295-298 Aug 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


This paper presents the use of oil palm fibre in the reinforcement of a lateritic soil. The results show considerable improvement in the strength of the reinforced clay soil, with optimum palm fibre content of about 0.7% of the dry weight. However, further increase in fibre content did not significantly affect the strength. Stress-strain curves show inverse relation between peak stress and strain. It is therefore concluded that oil palm fibre cements soil particles and fibre together; thus, promotes stress distribution evenly and improves deformation resistance.


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Oil palm fibre, Stress-strain, Deformation resistance, Lateritic soil, Strength.