An Innovative Method of Improving Subgrade Strength of Soft Soil Using Human Hair Fibers as Reinforcement

Authors(2) :-Prakash Patil, Harini H. N.

Human hair fiber (HHF) is a natural non-biodegradable waste material which creates nuisance to the environment if not disposed of in a proper manner. In this project HHF is used as a reinforcement to increase the subgrade strength for the soft clayey soil. HHF is used in varying percentages and Unconfined Compressive Strength test, CBR test were conducted. The results are compared with unreinforced soil. Fibers with average length of 20mm are used. The test result shows that strength significantly increases with addition of HHF and also prevents the sample from cracking.

Authors and Affiliations

Prakash Patil
M.Tech. (Transportaion), Reva I.T.M. Bengaluru-64, Karnataka, India
Harini H. N.
Asst. Prof. Department of Civil Engineering, MIT Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Human Hair Fiber (HHF), waste material, Clayey Soil, UCC Test, CBR Test.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-08-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 551-554
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1624113
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Prakash Patil, Harini H. N., " An Innovative Method of Improving Subgrade Strength of Soft Soil Using Human Hair Fibers as Reinforcement, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.551-554, July-August-2016.
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