Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

The inadequate bearing capacity and the excessive settlement problems of shallow foundations due to the weak soil conditions can be solved by employing the technique of reinforcing to strengthen the properties of the weak soil, which has become a cost-effective solution for civil engineering. This paper follows the processes of experimental work, site performance evaluation, and FEM numerical simulation to study the bearing capacities of the shallow foundations built on reinforced soils in the Ilan area, Taiwan. The purpose of this paper is to propose a relatively simple and economical technique to overcome the weak soil conditions. The eventual goal of this paper is to understand the mechanism of the bearing capacity of shallow foundation constructed on reinforced soil. Last of all, the conclusion of this paper provides evidence for the advantages of employing geosynthetic reinforced shallow foundation design with weak soil conditions.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance Study on Geosynthetic Reinforced Shallow Foundations

Arlington, Virginia

The inadequate bearing capacity and the excessive settlement problems of shallow foundations due to the weak soil conditions can be solved by employing the technique of reinforcing to strengthen the properties of the weak soil, which has become a cost-effective solution for civil engineering. This paper follows the processes of experimental work, site performance evaluation, and FEM numerical simulation to study the bearing capacities of the shallow foundations built on reinforced soils in the Ilan area, Taiwan. The purpose of this paper is to propose a relatively simple and economical technique to overcome the weak soil conditions. The eventual goal of this paper is to understand the mechanism of the bearing capacity of shallow foundation constructed on reinforced soil. Last of all, the conclusion of this paper provides evidence for the advantages of employing geosynthetic reinforced shallow foundation design with weak soil conditions.