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A SIMPLE REVIEW OF SOIL REINFORCEMENT BY USING NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC ﬁBERS (2012)
Soil reinforcement is defined as a technique to improve the engineering characteristics of soil. In this way, using natural fibers to reinforce soil is an old and ancient idea. Consequently, randomly distributed fiber-reinforced soils have recently attracted increasing attention in geotechnical engineering for the second time. The main aim of this paper, therefore, is to review the history, benefits, applications; and possible executive problems of using different types of natural and/or synthetic fibers in soil reinforcement through reference to published scientific data. As well, predictive models used for short fiber soil composite will be discussed. On other words, this paper is going to investigate why, how, when; and which fibers have been used in soil reinforcement projects.
Construction and Building Materials 30 (2012) 100–116
Department of Textile Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan