Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

This paper describes the use of a high strength Geocell mattress as a new solution to the problem of the construction of embankments on soft foundations. The paper deals in detail with the design of the Geocell mattress to support and distribute the imposed loading onto soft foundation. It considers the plastic condition of the soft clay to determine the factor of safety against foundation failure. Two case studies will be examined to illustrate the construction techniques. Monitoring of settlement during construction of the Geocell and during embankment filling is compared with predicted values.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Design and Construction of Geocell Mattress as Embankment Foundation

This paper describes the use of a high strength Geocell mattress as a new solution to the problem of the construction of embankments on soft foundations. The paper deals in detail with the design of the Geocell mattress to support and distribute the imposed loading onto soft foundation. It considers the plastic condition of the soft clay to determine the factor of safety against foundation failure. Two case studies will be examined to illustrate the construction techniques. Monitoring of settlement during construction of the Geocell and during embankment filling is compared with predicted values.