The variety and number of applications of geosynthetics in geotechnical engineering continues to grow rapidly. This proceedings focuses on two specific applications: soil reinforcement beneath shallow foundations and erosion control systems. The contributions are from academicians, practicing engineers, government engineers, and manufacturers. Topics addressed in the foundation reinforcement papers include: 1) analytical procedures to determine the bearing capacity of a geosynthetic-reinforced foundation; 2) laboratory investigations of geogrid reinforced soils examining stress distribution under static loads and settlement as a result of cyclic loading; 3) full-scale field studies of preloaded/prestressed geosynthetic-reinforced soils; and 4) bearing capacity and settlement design practices of spread footings over geosynthetic-reinforced foundations. Topics addressed in the geosynthetic erosion control papers include a field study of a landfill cover, a case study of a biotechnically stabilized earthen buttress, and a case study of a vegetative channel lining. An erosion control materials test facility and vegetation selection for geosynthetic erosion control products are addressed in two additional papers.

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    • Geotechnical Special Publication No. 76
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA  United States  20191-4400
  • Authors:
    • Bowders, J
    • Broderick, G
    • Scranton, H
  • Publication Date: 1998


  • English

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  • Pagination: 160 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00764894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 078440383X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1999 12:00AM