Numerical simulation of cement-treated soil reinforced with coir fiber subjected to flexural loading

Vivi Anggraini, Afshin Asadi, Bujang B.K. Huat, Agusril Syamsir

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Abstract

The utilization of soft marine clay deposits in the construction of earth platforms has recently come under concern because of potential for cracking in the compacted layer after construction. Because soft marine clay is weak in tension, a testing program was undertaken to determine the effects of using coir fibers and cement as reinforcements on the potential failure of the soft marine clay layer. The investigated admixture of cement and coir fiber was fixed at 10% of cement, with the amount of coir fiber contents varying at 1.0%, 1.5%, 2.0%, and 2.5%. A three-point bending test was conducted to investigate the flexural behavior of the soil treated with coir fibers and cement at 7, 14, and 28 days curing age. The results show that the addition of coir fibers and cement increase both flexural strength and Young's modulus. The numerical analysis using ABAQUS software was also conducted to observe failure patterns of the soil beam composite.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic Engineering 2015
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering
EditorsJoshua B. Kardon, Alicia E. Diaz de Leon, Anthony M. Dolhon, Michael J. Drerup, Michael P. Lester, Clemens J. Rossell
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages924-940
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479711
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Event7th Congress on Forensic Engineering: Performance of the Built Environment - Miami, United States
Duration: 15 Nov 201518 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameForensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering

Other

Other7th Congress on Forensic Engineering: Performance of the Built Environment
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period15/11/1518/11/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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Anggraini, V., Asadi, A., Huat, B. B. K., & Syamsir, A. (2015). Numerical simulation of cement-treated soil reinforced with coir fiber subjected to flexural loading. In J. B. Kardon, A. E. Diaz de Leon, A. M. Dolhon, M. J. Drerup, M. P. Lester, & C. J. Rossell (Eds.), Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering (pp. 924-940). (Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479711.089