Stress-strain behaviour of sand with disc plate shaped reinforcement
School of Engineering
In the present study, the laboratory triaxial compression tests were carried out on soil specimens reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The percentages of reinforcement used were 5%, 4%, 2%, 1% and 0.5%. The solid plates were placed horizontally in five layers in all the tests. Again the triaxial compression tests were repeated by using the perforated circular aluminium plates as horizontal reinforcement instead of solid plate, but the quantity of reinforcements was kept the same as in the previous case. The diameter of the plate in all the cases was 25 mm. To alter the percentages of reinforcement, thickness of layers were varied in each case but thickness in all the five different layers were kept the same. The results show that improvement in strength of soil was not proportional to the increase in the percentage of reinforcement and residual strength ratio was also found to be less. It was also observed that there was an increase in the tangent modulus with increase in percentage of reinforcement at higher confining pressure when aluminium was used as a disc shaped plate reinforcement.