Geotechnical Properties of Sandy Soil Stabilized Using Cement and Prosopis juliflora Fibers

  • Gopinath RudramurthyEmail author
  • Poopathi Ramasamy
  • Arun Rajendran
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


In this paper, the geotechnical properties of sandy soil stabilized using cement and prosopis juliflora fibers have been studied. Abundant availability, superior mechanical properties and low energy consumption for processing make prosopis juliflora fibers an ideal choice for soil stabilization. In the present study, the fibers used were at 0.0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 and 1.0% by weight of the soil and the amount of cement used was kept constant as 9%. Among all the trials, the combination of 9% cement and 1% fibers was found to yield optimum results. In this combination, the shear strength of natural soil increases up to 2.36 times, the angle of internal friction increases from 47° to 68° and the CBR value increases by 68.19%. The most remarkable effect observed due to the fiber inclusion was the change in the behavior of cemented soil from brittle to ductile.


Sand Cement Prosopis juliflora Shear strength CBR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopinath Rudramurthy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Poopathi Ramasamy
    • 1
  • Arun Rajendran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity College of EngineeringTindivanamIndia

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