THE ROLE OF JUTE GEOTEXTILE/SLURRY INTERFACE FRICTION ON THE BEARING CAPACITY OF CLAY SLURRY

This paper discusses measurement of the jute/slurry interface friction by incremental vertical penetration of a thin, end-weighted jute sheet under an incremental load to obtain the interface stress value under a quasi-static condition. The effects of sheet width and sheet type were investigated and found to be negligible on the measured interface friction for the clay slurry water content range tested. The results of the interface friction for the 500 g/squared meter jute geotextile is then applied to a rectangular loaded area with a jute base on clay slurries of 150 to 300 percent water content. These water contents are the likely range of values to be encountered in field applications. The load test results indicate that the measured bearing capacity for the jute on clay slurry is about 5.5 to 6.5 times the interface friction, which is in close agreement with typical bearing-capacity factors used in a shallow foundation on clays.

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  • Authors:
    • Tan, S-A
    • Muhammad, N
    • Karunaratne, G-P
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

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  • Accession Number: 00712560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1995 12:00AM