Author : A. H. Al-Saidi, amal
journal of kerbala university,
Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 98-108
This paper presents the results of laboratory models test on the behaviour of a model footing resting on loose sand reinforced by geogrids under inclined load.
Several parameters were studied in order to find the general behaviour of improvement in the soil by using the geogrid. These parameters includes depth of the reinforcement layer , vertical spacing of reinforcement layers and the angle of inclination of load.The results show that the optimum ratio of reinforcement for the first layer is (0.5) . The increase of such ratio between vertical spacing layer and footing width above 1 has no effect on soil improvement and an apparent increase is observed in the load carrying capacity for treated soil (200%,170%,156%) for inclined load (25o , 45o, 65o),respectively.