عنوان مقاله [English]
In this research, the effect of soil stabilization with cement at the same time as its reinforcement with fibers has been studied on the shear strength of sandy soil exposed to freeze-thaw cycles. In order to achieve this goal, laboratory studies were carried out with the help of unconfined compressive strength tests (UCS tests) on different compounds obtained from mixing cement, fibers and sandy soil. More than 336 cylindrical laboratory models with dimensions including 3.6cm in diameter and 8cm in length have been made. Various modes have been observed during the failure of the samples, including shear, tensile, plastic yielding and composite failure modes. The fibers used in the present research are waste products of tire factories known as DTY. Percentages of 2, 4, and 6 for cement and 0, 0.5, and 1 for fibers with lengths of 0.5, 1, and 1.5 cm were used relative to the weight of dry sandy soil in making the samples. Uniaxial cylindrical samples were tested for unconfined compressive strength after 7 and 28 days curing time and under 0, 1, 2 and 3 freeze-thaw cycles. The results show that the act of stabilizing the soil with cement along with reinforcing it to a certain amount of fibers improves the uniaxial compressive strength before and after freezing and thawing cycles. This amount depends on the percentage of cement and the curing period. Also, adding cement in a certain curing time increases the unconfined compressive strength before and after applying the cycle, increases stiffness, reduces the ductility and toughness of the sample, and brittle failure when breaking occurs in the soil. Also, the addition of fibers to some extent improves the weaknesses caused by soil stabilization, such as reducing the failure axial strain, decreasing the residual strength and the toughness of the materials in the conditions before and after freezing and thawing.