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Tensile force distribution along the reinforcement for reinforced soil foundations

Sitharam, TG and Murthy, BRS and Raghavendra, HB (1996) Tensile force distribution along the reinforcement for reinforced soil foundations. In: International Symposium on Earth Reinforcement (IS KYUSHU 96), Nov 12-14, 1996, Fukuoka, Japan.

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In a reinforced soil bed system reinforcement layer is usually placed with or without end anchorage. Since soil is weak in tension reinforcement develop tension under the applied load or the displacement of the footing. This tensile force is distributed along the length of the reinforcement subjected to the end condition. The reinforccement tension helps in distributing the load over a wider area, and becomes more effective at large induced settlements. As a result, vertical componenent of tensile force generated becomes effective in reducing applied load. However, very few studies to quantify the tensile force along the reinforcement have been reported in the literature. In this paper an attempt has been made to obtain the true nature of tensile force distribution along the reinforcement. For a reinforced soil bed below a strip footing this paper brings out induced tensile force distribution along the reinforcement at different load levels and for different types of reinforcements.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: A A Balkema
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to A A Balkema.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 09:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43955

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