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Evaluation of bearing capacity improvement using composite grids

Babu, GLS and Rao, BMS and Sridharan, A (2002) Evaluation of bearing capacity improvement using composite grids. In: Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 30 (4). 362-366 .

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Recently, composite reinforcements in which combinations of materials and material forms such as strips, grids, and strips and anchors, depending on requirements have proven to be effective in various ground improvement applications. Composite geogrids studied in this paper belong to the category of composite reinforcements and are useful for bearing capacity improvement. The paper presents evaluation of results of bearing capacity tests conducted oil a composite geogrid, made of composite reinforcement consisting of steel and cement mortar. The study shows that the behavior of composite reinforcements follows the general trends observed in the case of conventional geogrids, with reference to the depth of first layer below the footing, number of layers of reinforcement, and vertical spacing of the reinforcement. Results show that the performance is comparable to that of a conventional polymer geogrid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to ASTM International.
Keywords: composite reinforcements;geogrids;plate load tests;bearing capacity ratio (BCR);sand
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 04:50
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39179

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