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A case study of geotextile-reinforced embankment on soft ground

Bergado, Dennes T and Long, Pham V and Murthy, Srinivasa BR (2002) A case study of geotextile-reinforced embankment on soft ground. In: Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 20 (6). pp. 343-365.

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Full-scale test embankments, with and without geotextile reinforcement, were constructed on soft Bangkok clay. The performances of these embankments are evaluated and compared with each other on the basis of field measurements and FEM analysis. The analyses of failure mechanisms and the investigations on the embankment stability using undrained conditions were also done to determine the critical embankment height and the corresponding geotextile strain. The high-strength geotextile can reduce the plastic deformation in the underlying foundation soil, increase the collapse height of the embankment on soft ground, and produce a two-step failure mechanism. In this case study, the critical strain in the geotextile corresponding to the primary failure of foundation soils may be taken as 2.5-3% irrespective of the geotextile reinforcement stiffness. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Geotextiles and Geomembranes
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Soft soil model;Mohr–Coulomb model;Critical height;Collapse height;Critical strain
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 08:30
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 08:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38927

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