EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF PREFABRICATED VERTICAL JUTE DRAIN IN SOFT SOIL
In this study, investigations were undertaken to analyze the feasibility of using prefabricated vertical drain (PVD)
made of natural fibre like jute in accelerating the consolidation process of soft soil under surcharge. To do it, soft
soil parameters consisting of index properties, shear strength properties and consolidation parameters of Mirpur
(Dhaka) Clay have been investigated. Mechanical properties of jute filter fabric have been adopted from the work
of Mohy (2005). Soil settlement has been observed for 4 weeks without the use of vertical drains and also with the
use of synthetic and jute PVD. It is seen from the test results that jute PVD clearly fulfills almost all the
requirements set by Roads & Highways Department of Bangladesh. Cost feasibility analysis shows that synthetic
PVD is two times costlier than jute PVD.
Jute Geotextiles, Technical & Commercial Prospects, 5th and 6th April, Kolkata, India, pp. 69-86.
 Ansari, M.A. and Daulah, I.U. (1993), "Ground Improvement-State of the Art Report and Application Prospect in Bangladesh",
First Bangladesh-Japan Joint Geotechnical Seminar on Ground Improvement, 23-24 January, Dhaka, pp 1-25.
 Barron, R. A., (1948) "Consolidation of Fine-Grained Soils by Drain Wells", Trans. American Society for Civil
Engineers (ASCE), Vol 113, No. 2346 pp 718-742.
 Bergado, D.T. , Anderson, L.R. & Balasubramaniam (1996), "Soft Ground Improvement in Lowland and Other
Environments", American Society of Civil Engineers, USA, pp 1-9.
 Bashar, M.A, Safiullah, A.M.M., (1993), "Ground Improvement by Vertical Drains: Effect of Smear on Drain Performance",
First Bangladesh-Japan Joint Geotechnical Seminar on Ground Improvement, 23-24 January, Dhaka, pp 51-58.
 DCC (2007). "Construction and Improvement of Road from Airport Road (Zia Colony) to Mirpur Cantonment",
Design Report by DESIGN VISION LTD (Consultant) on a link road project of Dhaka City Corporation,
Contractor: 16 Engineer Construction Battalion, Bangladesh Army.
 GoB (1999), "Special Provision for Soft Ground Improvement Work for Kaliakoir Bypass Road-JBARP (OECF
Financed)", Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Communications, Roads and
Highways Department, Technical Specification for Soft Soil Improvement, Ltd, Contractor: Abdul Monem Ltd.
 GoB (2000), "Southwest Road Network Development Project", Contract No. 4 Bhatiapara-Gopalgonj-Mollahat,
Technical Specification, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Communications,
Roads and Highways Department, Contractor: Abdul Monem Ltd.
 GoB (2006), "Contract Documents for Construction of Kaliakoir Bypass", Vol. 2 of 4, Specifications,
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Communications, Roads and Highways
Department, Contractor: Abdul Monem Ltd.
 Gol (2005), "Guidelines on Soft Soils-Stage Construction Method", Government of India, Ministry of Railways,
Geotechnical Engineering Directorate, Research, Design and Standards Organization, Manak Nagar, Lucknow.
[11) Hansbo, S., (1979), "Consolidation of Clay by Band-Shaped Prefabricated Drains", Ground Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp 21-25.
[12) Hausmann, Manfred R.,(1990), "Engineering Principles of Ground Improvement", Mcgraw-Hill Book Co., Singapore.
[13)Head, K. F., ,l1992), "Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing", Second Edition, Vol. II, Pentech Press Limited,
Graham Road, London.
 Islam, Muhammad Shariful, (1999), "Strength and Deformation Anisotropy of Clays", M.Sc. Thesis, Dept. of
Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.
[15) Khan, A, Jabbar, (2008), "Quality Control of Jute Geotextiles & Development of Testing Facilities", International
Workshop on Jute Geotextiles, Technical & Commercial Prospects, 5th and 6th April, Kolkata, India, pp. 101-119.
 Mcgown, A. & Hughes, F.H., (1982), "Practical Aspects of the Design and Installation of Deep Vertical
Drains", Published by Thomas Telfrod Ltd. for the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, pp3-17.
[17) Mohy, M.A.(2005), "Evaluation of Properties of Geojute and its Assessment for Short Term and Long Term Civil Engineering
Applications", M.Sc. Thesis, Dept. of Civil Engineering; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.
[18) Prodhan, Z. H., (2008), "Applications of Jute Geotextiles on Rural Roads of Bangladesh for Slope Protection", International
Workshop on Jute Geotextiles, Technical & Commercial Prospects, 5th and 6th April, Kolkata, India, pp. 49-55.
[19) Rao, G. Venkatappa, Khan, M. Abid Ali and Sarma, G.v. Narayana (1994), "Durability of Jute Geotextile", Fifth
International Conference on Geotextile, Geomembranes and Related Products, Singapore, 5-9 September 1994.
[20) Serajuddin, M. (1993), "Studies on Fine-Grained Soils for Road Subgrade", First Bangladesh-Japan Joint
Geotechnical Seminar on Ground Improvement, 23-24 January, Dhaka, pp 1-25.
[21) Taiyab, Md. Abu, (2006), "A Study on the Effect of Overburden Pressure on Engineering Properties of
Stabilized Khulna Clay", Master of Science in Engineering Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Dhaka
University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
Though MIJST follows the open access policy, the journal holds the copyright of each published items.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.