Title

An insight into the load-bearing capacity of geosynthetic-reinforced foundation soils

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Research Publishing Services

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

16343

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hossain, M. , & Shukla, S. K. (2013). An insight into the load-bearing capacity of geosynthetic-reinforced foundation soils. In Research, development, and practice in structural engineering and construction (pp. 527-532). Singapore : Research Publishing. Original article available here

Abstract

Foundations are built to transfer structural loads to the ground without load-bearing-capacity and settlement failures. If the soil conditions are favorable, shallow foundations are usually recommended but in case of weak ground conditions, deep foundations are essentially required. Use of geosynthetic reinforcement within the foundation soils is one of the cost-effective options to avoid construction of expensive deep foundations. The presence of geosynthetic layers reduces the settlement and enhances the load-bearing capacity of the soil mass. The simplicity of the basic principles and the economic benefits over the conventional approaches make geosynthetic-reinforced foundation soils very attractive to designers. In view of these advantages, researchers have carried out many analytical, numerical and experimental studies of the load-bearing capacity behaviour of geosynthetic-reinforced foundation soils. However, there is still a research scope for further development of this subject in order to consider some practical aspects which have not been given due attention. Therefore, this paper presents a critical review of the past developments aiming at clearly defining the key field requirements and performance factors for further consideration by the researchers.

DOI

10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_GFE-11-0298

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