Experimental investigation of strip footing on reinforced sand slope

Laman M. , Yildiz L., Keskin M. S. , Uncuoglu E.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.18, no.3, pp.4197-4217, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TEKNIK DERGI
  • Page Numbers: pp.4197-4217


In this study, the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundation on geogrid-reinforced sandy slope was investigated using a small scale laboratory tests. Strip footing was used in the model tests. The parameters investigated include the location of the first layer of reinforcement, the number of reinforcement layer and the vertical spacing of reinforcement layer. Some practical design parameters were suggested for the relevant foundation engineering applications. The results of the study were compared with the existing methods and a general agreement was observed. Finally, it was concluded that the ultimate bearing capacity values of strip footing on sloping ground can, depending on the reinforcement geogrid arrangement, be increased up to six times that of the unreinforced case.