Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

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 natural soil in its capacity to absorb 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 intend to review the available published case studies in this area along with the study of a case about 1.5km farm road constructed using coir geotextile in Kerala.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Case Studies on Application of Coir Geotextiles for Soil Stabilization

Chicago, Illinois

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 natural soil in its capacity to absorb 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 intend to review the available published case studies in this area along with the study of a case about 1.5km farm road constructed using coir geotextile in Kerala.