Effect of Reinforcement on Bearing Capacity of Foundations

To increase bearing capacity of a foundation, geosynthetic is laid beneath the foundation. In previous research, the authors investigated the reinforcement mechanism by changing the length and the laying depth of the reinforcement (Nakai et al, 2009). In the present study, to get more bearing capacity, the reinforcing effect in the case that each edge of the reinforcement is fixed with the soil is investigated. For this purpose, 2D model tests and the corresponding non-linear finite element analysis are carried out. In these tests and simulation, the depth of the reinforcement is changed under constant length of reinforcement. Reinforcing effects, under concentric and eccentric load, are discussed. It is revealed that a significant increase of the bearing capacity is observed in the model tests when the reinforcement is set up in the ground with an appropriate depth under both concentric and eccentric loads. The results of numerical simulation - in which the stress-stain behavior of the soil and the frictional behavior between soil and reinforcement are properly taken into consideration - show good agreement with the observed results.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 482-490
  • Monograph Title: Advances in Soil Dynamics and Foundation Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01528485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413425
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 22 2014 3:04PM