Rem: Revista Escola de Minas
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TRINDADE, Tiago Pinto da et al. Latossolo vermelho-amarelo reforçado com fibras de polipropileno de distribuição aleatória: estudo em laboratório. Rem: Rev. Esc. Minas [online]. 2004, vol.57, n.1, pp. 53-58. ISSN 0370-4467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0370-44672004000100010.
This paper was directed to the laboratory geotechnical characterization of the material called fibersoil for civil engineering purposes. One soil was used throughout the study, encompassing a clayey soil. Unconfined compression testing data were used to determine the soil optimum fiber content. Fibersoil specimens prepared at the optimum fiber content were tested under triaxial compression (CID/Sat). From the laboratory testing program data it was possible: (i) to evaluate the influence of the water content on the mechanical response of the fibersoils; (ii) to evaluate the influence of the fibers on the soil shear strength parameters.
Keywords : Soil reinforcement; fibersoil; polypropylene fiber and mechanics strength.