The basic concept presented is that the tensile stresses generated in inclusion within soils result from tensile strains in the inclusions by surrounding soil strains. The critical soil inclusion, and soil-inclusion interaction properties operating in soil-inclusion systems are then indentified and appropriate methods for determining these properties are indicated. A mathematical model which uses these data in finite element method of analysis is outlined and employed to predict the behavior of a model embankment. Measured data from a model embankment with a single layer fabric inclusion are compared with the predictions. (Authors)

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  • Accession Number: 00329501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 15928
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM