Effect of Glass and Coir Fiber on Geotechnical Properties of Clayey Soil
The use of fibers for the improvement of weak subgrade soils is beneficial as it not only acts as reinforcement but also, increases drainage, provides better workability, inexpensive and required in exiguous quantity. Available studies on clay soil reinforced are limited to a particular type of fiber, any comparative study on two or more types of fibers on same soil, provides a useful information on understanding suitability of specific type of fiber. This study deals with experimental characterization of clay soil reinforced with glass and coir fibers. California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) tests were performed on these fiber reinforced clay samples with different percentage of glass and coir fibers. The results of these unreinforced and reinforced soils are compared.