IJMTES – INFLUENCE OF MODEL FOOTING DIAMETER ON SILTY SAND BEDS REINFORCED WITH GEOTEXTILE

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : INFLUENCE OF MODEL FOOTING DIAMETER ON SILTY SAND BEDS REINFORCED WITH GEO TEXTILE

Author’s Name : Jignesh Ravalunnamed

Volume 04 Issue 04 2017

ISSN no :  2348-3121

Page no: 143-146

Abstract – This research study aims to investigate the potential benefits of using the reinforcement to improve the bearing capacity and reduce the settlement of shallow foundations with medium plasticity, resulting in low bearing capacity and/or excessive settlement problems. This can cause structural damage, reduction in the durability, and/or deterioration in the performance level. This research is performed to investigate the behavior of geosynthetic reinforced silty sand foundation and to study the effect of different parameters contributing to their performance using laboratory model plate load tests. The model circular footing of diameter 60 mm, 75 mm and 90 mm are used and the parameters investigated in this study included a number of reinforcement layers, the effect on the diameter of footing, BCR values and settlement ratio. Three tests in unreinforced and nine test in reinforced conditions with different reinforcement layers of geotextile are performed. By using the load settlement curve, the ultimate bearing capacity of foundation on soil under axial loadings has been obtained by the double tangent method, and the results are compared with Terzaghi’s method-1943, IS method, Vesic -1973. The results showed enhancement in the bearing capacity of the soil as well as a reduction in its settlement in all used configurations compared with the reference case.

Key Words – Model plate load test; silty sand; diameter of footing; geotextile; BCR; settlement ratio

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