E3S Web Conf.
Volume 92, 20197th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Treated Geomaterials: Mechanical Stabilisation|
|Published online||25 June 2019|
Experimental study on fibre reinforced sandy soils behaviour under static loadings - drained and undrained conditions
University of Quindío, Faculty of Engineering, Armenia, Colombia
2 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Department of Civil Engineering, Porto Alegre, Brazil
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The effect of the addition of 0.5% of randomly distributed polypropylene fibres in a round grained sand, composed mainly of silica, is presented on laboratory scale. The samples were compacted with two void ratios (0.75 and 0.63), corresponding to values of relative density of 50% and 90% respectively. 24 monotonic triaxial tests were performed, with initial effective mean pressures of 20, 100 and 200 kPa. Half of samples were tested in drained conditions, and the other half in undrained conditions. For the samples subjected to drained conditions, the effect of the fibres was identified at the post-failure stage, by showing sustained increase of strength. The positive effect of fibres could also be observed through the increase of material friction angle. In the samples subjected to undrained tests, the addition of fibres reduced the contractive behaviour, mainly for those more compacted.
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