SHALLOW FOUNDATION ON SAND UNDERLAIN BY SOFT CLAY WITH GEOTEXTILE INTERFACE

One technique for improving the load-bearing capacity of shallow foundations of soft clay soil is to construct them over a compact granular fill laid over the clay layer. However, the load-bearing capacity can be further increased by placing a geotextile at the interface of the clay layer and the granular fill. A number of model test results relating to the ultimate bearing capacity of the strip foundation on a compact granular fill material (sand) underlain by a soft clay layer with and without the inclusion of a geotextile at the interface have been presented, and the beneficial effects of the geotextile have been determined.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 112-126

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00766656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0872626482
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Geotechnical Special, Publication 18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1999 12:00AM