Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 987-995 April-June 2014

 

DEFORMATION AND STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF JUTE GEOTEXTILE REINFORCED SOILS

 

Das Tapas and Singh Baleshwar*

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 15, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

A geotextile is a permeable geosynthetic made of textile materials and is suitable for separation, reinforcement, drainage and filtration functions and can be suitably used in overcoming geotechnical problems of soft soils encountered at construction sites. Jute geotextile is made up of natural fibres of jute. Though jute is biodegradable but due to its cost-effective and ecofriendly characteristics, it finds huge applications in geotechnical engineering. Jute geotextiles can be used to reinforce soils and improve its bearing capacity and stability. A number of studies have been conducted by different researchers to investigate the influence of jute geotextile on the geotechnical behaviour of soft soils. This paper presents a review of the deformation and strength characteristics of jute geotextile reinforced soils and fly ashes.

 

Keywords : Geosynthetic, Geotextile, Biodegradable, Reinforced soil, Deformation

 

 

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