Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Rectangular Foundations on Geogrid-Reinforced Sand

    Volume 16, Issue 2 (June 1993)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Omar, MT
    Graduate student, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Das, BM
    Associate vice president, Academic Affairs, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Yen, S-C
    Associate professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Puri, VK
    Associate professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Cook, EE
    Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Abstract

    Model test results for the ultimate bearing capacity of rectangular surface foundations supported by geogrid-reinforced sand are presented. The tests were conducted using one type of sand at one relative density of compaction with only one type of geogrid. The length-to-width ratios of the model foundations were varied as 1, 2, 3, and ∞. Based on the model test results, the maximum required depths of reinforcement and the sizes of the geogrid layers to obtain maximum-bearing-capacity ratios have been presented.


    Paper ID: GTJ10041J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10041J

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    Title Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Rectangular Foundations on Geogrid-Reinforced Sand
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18