Automated Shear Test on Reinforced Clayey Sand
Composite soils have been widely used in civil engineering applications, especially in slopes, embankment dam and landfills. This paper aims to investigate effect of fiber inclusion on shear stress of composite soil (i.e. sand composite). A series of laboratory direct shear tests carried out to evaluate fiber effect on strength behavior of composite sand. Clayey sand was selected as soil part of the composite and natural fiber was used as reinforcement. The fiber parameters differed from one test to another, as fiber length were changed from 20 mm to 50 mm and fiber content were varied from 0.5% and 6%.Normal stress kept constant at 200 kpa. For each test, stress_ displacement graph derived and the results were compared. The results proved that inclusion of fiber affected strength behaviour of sand composite so that increasing in fiber content and length caused increasing in shear stress.
A. Chegenizadeh and H. Nikraz, "Automated Shear Test on Reinforced Clayey Sand", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1019-1023, 2011