Behavior of strip footing on reinforced sand slope

    Enas B. Altalhe Affiliation
    ; Mohd Raihan Taha Affiliation
    ; Fathi M. Abdrabbo Affiliation


This study evaluated the effects of single, double, and triple reinforcing layers on the bearing capacity ratio (BCR) of strip footing on a sand slope system. Seventy-two laboratory-loading tests were conducted on a stripfooting model on a reinforced sand slope. Moreover, this study illustrated the effects of the different parameters of two reinforcing layers on the bearing capacity of a double-reinforced sand slope. The BCR increased from 1.06 to 3.00 for single-reinforced slope soils, 1.09 to 7.73 for double-reinforced slope soils, and up to 8.00 for three-layered reinforced systems. For double-reinforced soil slopes, the most effective spacing between the two reinforcing layers is 0.3 B.

Keyword : strip footing, geotextile reinforcement, sand slope, bearing capacity

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Altalhe, E. B., Taha, M. R., & Abdrabbo, F. M. (2015). Behavior of strip footing on reinforced sand slope. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 21(3), 376-383.
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Feb 26, 2015
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