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Application of Jute Fiber in Soil Stabilization

Version 1 : Received: 23 August 2020 / Approved: 25 August 2020 / Online: 25 August 2020 (03:30:40 CEST)

How to cite: Prasanna, S.; Mendes, N.M. Application of Jute Fiber in Soil Stabilization. Preprints 2020, 2020080534. Prasanna, S.; Mendes, N.M. Application of Jute Fiber in Soil Stabilization. Preprints 2020, 2020080534.


Abstract: This paper is focusing on the stabilisation of soil using jute fibre as soil stabilizer. Stabilisation is the process of modifying the properties of a soil to improve its engineering performance and used it for a variety of engineering works. This study examines the potential of soil stabilization with jute fibre when it is cut into roughly 30mm lengths as stabilizer. The varying percentages like 0.5%, 1%, 1.5 and 2% of pieces of jute fibre were used and mixed it with soil. The laboratory tests such as California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test, modified compaction tests and direct shear strength tests have been conducted to observe the change in engineering properties of soil. On the basis of the experiments performed, it can be concluded that the stabilization of soil using 30mm pieces of jute as stabilizer improves the strength characteristics of the soil so that it becomes usable as one of the reinforcing material for the construction of roadways, parking areas, site development projects, airports and many other situations where sub-soils are not suitable for construction.


jute fibre; reinforcement; modified compaction test; California bearing ratio test; stabilization; shear strength


Engineering, Civil Engineering

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