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Behaviour of reinforced clay under monotonic and cyclic loading
, N. R. Krishnaswamy
Published in
2002
Volume: 20
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 117 - 133
Abstract
The strength improvement due to the provision of sand layers on either side of the reinforcement (sandwich technique) within reinforced clay soils is studied in this paper. The behaviour of reinforced clay was examined in triaxial compression tests under both static and cyclic loading conditions. Effect of the sand layer thickness, moisture content and reinforcement types were studied. Three different types of reinforcements, namely, woven geotextile, non-woven geotextile and micro-grid were used. All the triaxial compression tests were conducted under unconsolidated-undrained (UU) conditions. The results of the tests indicate that a thin layer of high-strength sand provided on both sides of the reinforcement is effective in improving the strength and deformation behaviour of reinforced clay soils under both static and cyclic type loadings. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
About the journal
JournalGeotextiles and Geomembranes
ISSN02661144
Open AccessNo
Concepts (15)
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    Clay
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    Compression testing
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    Deformation
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    Dynamic loads
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    Moisture
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    Reinforcement
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    Strength of materials
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    SAND LAYERS
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    Geotextiles
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    CLAY SOIL
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    Geosynthetics
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    LOADING TEST
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    Reinforced earth
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    Civil engineering
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    Testing