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Case Studies | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024
Case Study on Application of Coir Geotextiles for Soil Stabilization
Rajesh P. V.
Abstract: Coir geotextiles (Coir Bhoovastra) is one of the non - traditional highly demanded and promising coir product with multi usages as eco - friendly, sustainable and substitutable product for many Civil Engineering applications especially in Geotechnical Engineering. Coir Geo - textiles is an emerging area of coir industry. Kerala, the major coir producing state in India is fast growing in the development and application of Coir geotextile. Coir Geotextile development program is also intended to popularize the coir products as geotextile material in National & International level and to provide internationally accepted standardization for coir geotextile. The use of Coir geotextile is well established in areas of erosion control, blanket drains and as vertical drains. As the synthetic geotextile are non biodegradable, the natural geosynthetics, especially coir geotextile are increasingly preferred. Experimental studies have proved that while cotton and jute degrade within six months, coir geotextile provide good support on slopes for about 5 years. It is resistant to saline water. Its greatest advantage is that it provides an ecological niche for a rapid re - establishment of the vegetation cover. Coir resembles naturals oil in its capacity to absorb solar radiation. Coir mesh mattings are used extensively in erosion control works. Coir geotextile are also used as reinforcement and separator between sub grade and base course. This paper highlights about coir geotextiles and the "Case Studies on Application of Coir Geotextiles for Soil Stabilization", a paper presented by K. S. Beena, Cochin University of Science And Technology, India, in the Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering 2013. Also, This paper intend to review one of the available published case studies in this area, that is the study of a case of about 1.5 km farm road constructed using coir geotextile in Kerala.
Keywords: Coir Geotextile; Bhoovastra; Woven; Non - woven; fibre
Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,
Pages: 240 - 248