BEHAVIOUR OF REINFORCED EARTH UNDER DIRECT SHEAR TEST. REINFORCED SOIL AND GEOTEXTILES, PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOTEXTILES CONFERENCE HELD AT THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY, INDIA, DECEMBER 8-9, 1988

Direct shear tests have been conducted on different soils such as commercially available kaoline and silty clay soil specimens reinforced by commercially available geotextile material, (woven permeable polypropylene) in order to study the strength deformation behaviour of cohesive soils with and without reinforcement. Kaoline and the silty clay soil available within the IIT, Madras campus have been used in present investigation. The experiments have been conducted using two water contents, one on dry side of optimum and the other between plastic and liquid limit of soil. The test results have been interpreted in terms of strength ratio. The strength ratio is defined as the ratio of shear stress failure at failure of reinforced sample to that of unreinforced sample. The results of the investigation have been presented by suitable graphical illustration for different strength ratios at different water contents and at different normal stresses. For covering abstract of the conference, see IRRD 836241. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • KRISHNASWAMY, N R
    • Raghavendra, H B
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-6191-938-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM