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Use of Fibre Reinforcement in Soil for Sustainable Solution of Infrastructure

  • Maharshi ShuklaEmail author
  • Jiten Shah
  • Trudeep Dave
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)

Abstract

Roads are an inevitable component of the economic development of the city and fetch important social benefits. The present study represents the sustainable solution for transportation infrastructure. It shows that effective construction and maintenance of road infrastructure is essential to preserve and enhance those benefits. However, poor construction caused irreversible deterioration of the road network. To overcome the issue, the present paper focused on the sustainable solution for distress in the flexible pavement which has a major share in total roadway system. The structural and functional distresses are the key failure categories in the pavement. Insufficient compaction, subgrade settlement, and moisture infiltration are the main reasons to cause the distresses. To enhance the performance of soil, stabilizer is only the solution for a specific category of soil subgrade. Synthetic fibre, act as reinforcement is one of the finest material for soil stabilization and in turn improve strength properties. This paper also includes the one past incident of pavement failure with its solution. The soil-fibre matrix represents actual orientation of fibre in soil with stressed and unstressed configuration. Tensile resistance is generated due to shearing of soil along shear plane after adding the fibre in the soil which results mobilized tensile strength per unit area. This paper reflects the study of pavement distresses, various fibre reinforcement, soil-fibre matrix hypotheses and its properties in transportation infrastructure.

Keywords

Flexible pavement Fibre-reinforced soil Soil-fibre matrix Tensile strength Shear strength 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringInstitute of Infrastructure Technology Research and ManagementAhmedabadIndia

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