Admixture stabilization of sands with random fibers

D. H. Gray, M. H. Maher

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that the inclusion of randomly distributed fibers significantly increases the shear strength of sands. Triaxial compression tests were used in this study to identify and evaluate sand/fiber parameters that affect strength and failure mechanics. Both sand granulometry, i.e., particle size, shape and gradation, and fiber properties, e.g., modulus; influenced constitutive behavior of sand-fiber composites. In addition to the experimental work, a theoretical model is presented to explain the sand/fiber interaction based on statistical theories of composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
PublisherPubl by A.A. Balkema
Pages1363-1366
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9061918928
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Rio de Janeiro, Br
Duration: Aug 13 1989Aug 18 1989

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Volume2

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
CityRio de Janeiro, Br
Period8/13/898/18/89

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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