Reinforcing Soil with Aligned and Randomly Oriented Metallic Fibers

    Volume 14, Issue 1 (March 1991)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Fatani, MN
    Associate professor, College of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah,

    Bauer, GE
    Lecturervisiting professor, Carleton UniversityKing Abdulaziz University, OttawaJeddah,

    Al-Joulani, N
    Associate professor, College of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah,

    Abstract

    Laboratory direct shear box tests were used to evaluate the strength behavior of a reinforced uniform silty sand. The reinforcement elements consisted of flexible, semirigid, and rigid metallic fibers. The orientations of the fibers to the shear plane were varied and had a marked effect on the shear resistance. Increases in peak and residual strengths of 100 and 300%, respectively, were observed over unreinforced sand. Specimens reinforced with randomly oriented flexible fibers also exhibited a similar improvement of strength parameters.


    Paper ID: GTJ10194J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10194J

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    Title Reinforcing Soil with Aligned and Randomly Oriented Metallic Fibers
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    Committee D18