Soil reinforcement with synthetic and natural fibres: a review

Tuan Ismail, Tuan Noor Hasanah and Yuriz, Yasmin and Yahya, Nur Faezah and Adnan, Suraya Hani and Mat Hassan, Nik Normunira and Wan Jusoh, Wan Amizah and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Fahmi (2020) Soil reinforcement with synthetic and natural fibres: a review. In: Construction Materials and Technology. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 107-116. ISBN 978-967-2389-63-7 (Submitted)

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Problematic soil is a common issue in construction activities, particularly when dealing with peat and clay soils of poor geotechnical properties. Such soils are non-homogeneous, and their properties vary greatly from place to place or, in some cases, even at one place. The growing development demand and insufficient suitable ground have forced the development to use problematic soil. It is therefore important that the soil properties are improved so that any construction thereon is stable and safe. Soil improvement methods are of several different kinds and ways, but the reinforcement of fibre-based approaches have recently gained increasing interest in the field of geotechnical engineering. This technique is currently used in six main areas worldwide, including pavement, road and railway embankment, foundation, slope, and bridge. The main focus of this paper is to examine the feasibility, potential and efficacy of different types of natural and/or synthetic fibres in soil reinforcement by critically reviewing past researches. The pros and cons of natural versus synthetic fibres will also be discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problematic soil; Soil reinforcement; Synthetic fibre; Natural fibre
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 01:26
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 01:26

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