A Technical Handbook on Bituminized Jute Paving Fabric (BJPF): A Partial Substitute and Reinforcement of Bitumen Mastic, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Technical Handbook on Bituminized Jute Paving Fabric (BJPF)

A Partial Substitute and Reinforcement of Bitumen Mastic, 1st Edition

By Swapan Kumar Ghosh

WPI Publishing

168 pages | 102 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9789385059193
pub: 2016-04-01

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The book states that in the last quarter of the twentieth century, a new class of materials called Geo-synthetics emerged which led to significant revolution in the design of geotechnical and geo-environmental systems. Geotextiles extend the service life of roads, increase their load carrying capacity and reduce rutting and other distresses. The effectiveness of geotextiles in stabilization and separation roles with flexible pavements has been extensively researched.

Recognizing the vast potentiality of this developed Bituminized Jute Paving Fabric (BJPF) as overlay on existing pavements to reinforce and partially substitute the bitumen mastic, a strong desire of sharing the findings stimulated by the author to write this comprehensive technical handbook. The author firmly believes that this book will at least partially fulfill the requirements of the interested engineering students and practicing engineers and may prompt them to delve deeper into the subject to explore new avenues for its use and to refine the existing design methodologies.

Table of Contents

Introducing geotextile


Historical background

Man-made geotextiles

Natural geotextiles

Methods of manufacturing geotextiles

Functions of geotextiles

Jute and jute geotextile (JGT)

Jute fibre

Properties of jute fibre

Chemical composition and structure of jute fibre

Grading of jute fibre

Jute yarns

Jute geotextile

Development of grey jute paving fabric (GJPF)

Idea behind designing and engineering of grey jute paving fabric

Experimental methods

A comprehensive idea about bitumen



General uses of bitumen17

Types of bitumen

Present grading system of bitumen

Properties of bitumen

Tests for bitumen

Failure mechanism of asphalt

Modified bitumen33

Different types and grades of bitumen

Bitumen requirements for various applications

Health, safety and environmental aspects

A comprehensive idea about paving fabric



Paving fabrics

Functions of paving geosynthetics

Design aspects of geosynthetics

General design considerations

Development of bituminized jute paving fabric (BJPF)


Laboratory simulation testing in CRRI, New Delhi, India

Bituminization of grey jute paving fabric (GJPF)

Pilot and bulk field trials of bituminized jute paving fabric (BJPF)


Pilot field trial 141

Commercial field trial – site 1

Commercial field trial – site 2

About the Author

Swapan Kumar Ghosh is the Professor and Head of the Department of Jute and Fibre Technology at the Institute of Jute Technology, University of Calcutta, India. He has been engaged in extensive research and developmental work related to the field of Geo-synthetics and Geotextile Technology since 1997 when Geotextiles both in man-made and natural fibers started proving effective in improving geotechnical characteristics of soil and found extensive uses for various technical end-uses like erosion control, management of slopes, strengthening of roads, stabilization of embankments, protection of river-banks, consolidation of soft soil, etc.

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Woodhead Publishing India in Textiles

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