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Conference Proceeding


Indian Geotechnical Society Kochi Chapter


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Engineering




This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of: Gill, K., Choudhary, A., Jha, J., & Shukla, S. K. (2011). Load-bearing capacity of footing resting on multilayer reinforced fly ash slope. Paper presented at the Golden Jubilee Indian Geotechnical Conference Geochallenges. Kochi, india. Available here


In several parts of the world, disposal of waste materials like fly ash is a great problem. Applications of some waste materials as structural fills in foundations is one of the best solutions to disposal problems, because wastes can be used in large volumes. There may be difficulty due to poor load-bearing capacity of fly ash, especially when footings are rested on the top of the fly ash fill slope; but inclusion of polymeric reinforcements as horizontal sheets within the fill may be one of the most viable solutions to improving the load-bearing capacity of reinforced fly ash slope. The aim of present investigation is to find out the efficacy of more than one layer of reinforcement in improving the load-bearing capacity when it gets incorporated within the body of a model fly ash embankment slope. An increase in load bearing capacity due to the incorporation of reinforcement in the model slope was found by conducting laboratory tests. Experimental results were compared by numerical findings obtained using commercial software PLAXIS.

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