Use of Jute Fiber in Improving Geotechnical Properties of Soil

  • Parvesh KumarEmail author
  • Fayaz Ahmad Mir
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 29)


Soil improvement is used in the field of geotechnical engineering in order to increase the engineering properties of soil. Various soil improvement techniques have been developed which are very effective in the geotechnical engineering. Soil improvement by adding natural fiber is a common practice used nowadays. In this soil improvement technique, natural fibers are mix randomly in soil. Natural fibers like Jute, coir, bamboo, etc. are easily available and are very cheap as compared to synthetic fibers. These natural fibers are eco-friendly and have no harmful effects on environment. They can easily mix with soil and act as a reinforcing material. In this paper, discussion is made on the enhancement of the properties of soil when Jute fiber is added to soil. Natural Jute fiber after cutting into a certain aspect ratio is mixed with soil. For the present study, the soil sample is taken from NIT Srinagar college campus. From the results, it can be concluded that addition of Jute fiber in soil has significant effects on soil properties.


Soil Reinforcing material Natural fiber Aspect ratio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringDelhi Technological UniversityDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologySrinagarIndia

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