Study of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation on Bamboo Geotextile-Reinforced Clayey Bed

This paper deals with the experimental studies carried out to explore the possibility of using naturally available bamboo to increase the bearing capacity of soft soil. There are many alternatives for stabilizing the soil, but this paper is solely focused on safety with economical solution which is the actual agenda of civil engineering. Also, where most of the construction focusing on creating something huge or new, this research is focusing on no harm to nature as bamboo is eco-friendly to the nature.Reinforcing with bamboo mat is an alternative solution to improve bearing capacity of clayey or marshy soil. As bamboo is biodegradable in nature, bitumen coating was used to improve the durability of bamboo. The research was conducted in the laboratory using an experimental test box of length 1000 mm, width 1000 mm, and height 1000 mm. Total eight experiments have been done on soil having no reinforcement and with reinforcement of bamboo mats with and without bitumen coating. Also, test has been conducted on weather bamboo mat which was placed under the soil for four months. Generally, the more reinforcement is used to increase the bearing capacity of clayey soil.


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  • Accession Number: 01887917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789811967733
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2023 3:15PM