Experimental and numerical analyses of circular footing on geogrid-reinforced granular fill underlain by soft clay


DEMİR A., YILDIZ A. , Laman M. , ÖRNEK M.

ACTA GEOTECHNICA, cilt.9, ss.711-723, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11440-013-0207-x
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA GEOTECHNICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.711-723

Özet

Experimental and numerical investigations into the bearing capacity of circular footing on geogrid-reinforced compacted granular fill layer overlying on natural clay deposit have been conducted in this study. A total of 8 field tests were carried out using circular model rigid footing with a diameter of 0.30 m. 3D numerical analyses were performed to simulate soil behavior using finite element program Plaxis 3D Foundation. The results from the FE analysis are in very good agreement with the experimental observations. It is shown that the degree of improvement depends on thickness of granular fill layer and properties and configuration of geogrid layers. Parameters of the experimental and numerical analyses include depth of first reinforcement, vertical spacing of reinforcement layers. The results indicate that the use of geogrid-reinforced granular fill layers over natural clay soils has considerable effects on the bearing capacity and significantly reduces the lateral displacement and vertical displacement of the footing.