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


Prakash Patil, Harini H. N.
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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.

Prakash Patil, Harini H. N.

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 Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-08-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
551-554 IJSRSET1624113   Technoscience Academy

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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