%0 Journal Article
	%A Vivi Anggraini and  Afshin Asadi and  Bujang B. K. Huat
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Geological and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I International Science Index 108, 2015
	%T Durability of Lime Treated Soil Reinforced by Natural Fiber under Bending Force
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003288
	%V 108
	%X Earth structures constructed of marine clay soils have
tendency to crack. In order to improve the flexural strength and
brittleness, a technique of mixing short fibers is introduced to the soil
lime mixture. Coir fiber was used in this study as reinforcing
elements. An experimental investigation consisting primarily of
flexural tensile tests was conducted to examine the influence of coir
fibers on the flexural behaviour of the reinforced soils. The test
results that the coir fibers were effective in improving the flexural
strength and Young’s modulus of all soils examined and ductility
after peak strength for reinforced marine clay soil treated by lime. 5%
lime treated soil and 1% coir fiber reinforced soil specimens’
demonstrated good strength and durability when submerged in water
and retained 45% of their air-cured strengths.
	%P 1400 - 1404