Tanzila Islam

Tanzila Islam
Michigan State University | MSU · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.Sc. in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
Slope Stabilization, Pavement Engineering, Soil Bioengineering, Ecological Revetment

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Introduction
My research interests: (1) Soil bioengineering; (2) Embankment protection; (3) Slope stabilization; (4) Soil Mechanics; (5) Ground improvement; (6) Field and laboratory characterization of soils; (7) Foundation engineering. I have also studied the adverse climatic conditions in the north-eastern swampy region of Bangladesh, where I worked on slope stabilization by ecological revetment using vetiver plants.
Additional affiliations
July 2021 - present
University of Asia Pacific
Position
  • Lecturer
July 2018 - June 2022
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Position
  • Research Associate
May 2017 - June 2018
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
April 2017 - August 2020
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Field of study
  • Department of Civil Engineering (Geo-technical Engineering)
May 2012 - February 2017
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Field of study
  • Department of Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (15)
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This study aims to investigate the durability of vegetated slopes using vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides), constructed with fly ash-amended soil (FAS) against submergence and wave action in swampy areas. Four model slopes were fabricated using soil (silty sand, ϕ=28ᵒ) of swampy area, and stabilizing the soil with 8.5% (w/w) fly ash. Slopes of t...
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Haor is a wetland ecosystem in the north eastern part of Bangladesh. In Haor are-as, submersible roads are constructed for transportation, so that biodiversity is not hampered. Roads and embankment failures are severe in this region as most of them become submerged during monsoon. But the conventional practices of embankment protection are expensiv...
Technical Report
The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) has received funds from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for implementation of the Climate Adaptation and Livelihood Protection (CALIP), a supplementary project of Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project (HILIP) by the Local Government Engineering D...
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Work in this paper evaluates the effectiveness of soil treatment with lime and fly ash in terms of response with permeability and void ratio. The laboratory investigations were carried out on low plastic illite clay and poorly graded sand. Three different lime and fly ash contents (1%, 3%, and 5%) were considered for treatment purpose. After mixing...
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One of the major maintenance challenges of rural roads, bridge approaches and minor embankments in Bangladesh is the protection of respective slopes. The traditional engineering measures for this problem not only increases the cost of construction and maintenance, but is often found as ineffective and unsustainable. The potential of vetiver based b...
Technical Report
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This report presents the performance of vetiver based bio-engineering method in protecting haor infrastructures such as road embankment, village island, killa (raised land), etc.
Thesis
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The main objective of this study was to investigate the performance of ecological revetment for protecting haor infrastructures such as road embankment, village island, killa (raised land) against submergence and wave action. To accomplish the study aims, laboratory investigations, model study and performance monitoring of four schemes (Type I to T...
Conference Paper
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Bioengineering method using vetiver grass is implemented as an alternative to the conventional practices for coastal embankment stabilization. To this context, two models with cow dung and coal ash were fabricated at BUET premises to determine the growth performance of vetiver grass in saline soil. Moreover, three tubs containing only Satkhira soil...
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Two types of bioengineered protection systems were tested in a total of eleven sites of two haor districts of Bangladesh, Brahmanbaria and Habiganj. Type I comprehends protection with vetiver tillers and jute geotextile, whereas Type II includes slope protection with vetiver tillers, jute geotextile and CC blocks. From the evaluation of slope condi...
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Piles are vertical structural elements which can be driven, bored or drilled. For determining the allowable and ultimate load carrying capacity of pile, a number of arbitrary or empirical methods are used. The paper focuses on determining the pile bearing capacity using α-method, β-method and SPT method specified in BNBC 2015. Spreadsheets for esti...
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Fly ash is used as soil stabilizer, which is technically viable, cost effective and environmentally beneficial alternative. This paper focuses on the evaluation of the effectiveness of fly ash on the coefficient of permeability of treated soils. Later, the efficacy of fly ash is compared with that of lime. Laboratory investigations were carried out...
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Slope stabilization is an important issue regarding river bank and hill slope protection from erosion and landslide. For proper analysis, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soil are important. But in general, isotropy is assumed for simplification. This paper focuses on the importance to determine the coefficients of consolidation in both the h...
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Embankment failures continuously happen throughout Bangladesh. From a strict economic point of view, the costs of remediating these problems are high, and the state budget for such works is never sufficient. The traditional engineering solutions for this problem are application of concrete blocks, palisade, sand bags, stone revetments, geo-textile,...
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Pile foundation is a common practice for constructing building and bridge foundation. It is a vertical structural element. It can be driven, bored or drilled. Estimation of pile load bearing capacity is an important issue. A number of arbitrary or empirical methods are used for determining the allowable and ultimate load carrying capacity of pile f...
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Slope stabilization of embankments is a great challenge for a developing country like Bangladesh. Present practices for slope stabilization are the use of synthetic geo-textile, cement-concrete block, retaining wall etc. These systems are costly and not environment-friendly. In contrast, bio-engineering is being used for slope stabilization in many...

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Projects (5)
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The objectives of the proposed assignment are to monitor and document the performance of village protection, model villages and Upazila/ Union road slope protection using suitable plant species and slope protection practices that can provide sustainable, environmentally safe and economically feasible anti-erosion cover for Upazila/union roads, Killas and villages and thereby making Hoar villages and roads more climate resilient.
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Slope Protection of Coastal areas and saline zones using Vetiver and bio-engineering.
Project
Installation of 0.8 MTPY Integrated Steel Plant, GPH ISPAT LIMITED, CHITTAGONG,BANGLADESH