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Physical modelling of geosynthetic-reinforced soils spanning voids

da Silva, T and Elshafie, MZE and Madabhushi, SPGG (2016) Physical modelling of geosynthetic-reinforced soils spanning voids. In: 6th European Geosynthetics Congress (EuroGeo6), 2016-9-25 to 2016-9-28, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Geosynthetic-reinforcement is used to mitigate the effects of sinkholes and other voids on geotechnical and other civil structures under which they form. The reinforcement is placed to create a load-transfer mechanism that transfers the load of the overburden soil to the surrounding ground. Physical model tests of the behaviour of unreinforced and basally-reinforced granular fills over voids were conducted in a geotechnical centrifuge using a trapdoor model where soil arching and mechanisms of deformation were investigated. A comparison of the reinforced and unreinforced soil behaviour is presented, with a discussion on the load-displacement behaviour (arching), soil deformation, and geosynthetic deflection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:57
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 18:52