An Observation of Soil Load Bearing Capacity by Involving Prepared Nonwoven Fabrics
Meenambika P* and Sunitha R
Department of textiles and clothing, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Meenambika P
Department of textiles and clothing
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 18, 2016; Accepted Date: May 13, 2016; Published Date: May 20, 2016
Citation: Meenambika P, Sunitha R (2016) An Observation of Soil Load Bearing Capacity by Involving Prepared Nonwoven Fabrics. J Textile Sci Eng 6:254. doi:10.4172/2165-8064.1000254
Copyright: © 2016 Meenambika P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper discusses the behaviour of Coir, Jute, Sisal and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blended needle punched fabrics in withstanding load as an application as geo textile material. The nonwoven fabrics were prepared through Needle punching technique. The fibers were blended in different composition in order to obtain four different fabric samples such as Coir/Jute/PET (CJP), Coir/Sisal/PET (CSP), Jute/Sisal/PET (JSP) and Coir/Jute/Sisal/PET (CJSP). The load withstanding capacity of the soil was analyzed by inserting the four different fabric samples. The comparison was made with the standard soil sample which had no fabric insertion. The study revealed that the soil inserted with fabric samples showed improved load withstanding capability when compared to the standard one. Whereas among the four different samples good withstanding capacity was observed in Jute/Sisal/PET (JSP).