Texsol: material properties and engineering performance

Ph Liausu, I. Juran

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Texsol is a composite material made of sand and continuous polyester fibers mixed together in situ to form a homogeneous construction material. The fiber content varies between 0.1 and 0.2 percent of the weight of sand. The fibers provide for the high cohesion of Texsol and its ability to sustain large strains without degradation of its mechanical properties. The sand is well-graded medium course material and provides for the internal friction resistance of Texsol and its self-draining characteristics. Substantial testing programs have been conducted by state agencies, universities, and research institutions in France and subsequently in Japan to assess the engineering performance of this composite material and develop relevant design methods for its various fields of application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1474
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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