Tension Resistant Inclusions in Soils

by Kamal Z. Andrawes, Sr. Lect.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Strathclyde, Scotland,
Ragui F. Wilson-Fahmy, Post Grad. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. Strathclyde, Scotland,
Mohsen M. Mashhour, (A.M.ASCE), Post Grad. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Strathclyde, Scotland,
Alan McGown, (M.ASCE), Sr. Lect.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Strathclyde, Scotland,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 12, Pg. 1313-1326


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The basic concept presented is that the tensile stresses generated in inclusion within soils result from tensile strains induced in the inclusions by surrounding soil strains. The critical soil inclusion, and soil-inclusion interaction properties operating in soil-inclusion systems are then indentified and appropriate methods for determining these properties are indicated. A mathematical model which uses these data in finite element method of analysis is outlined and employed to predict the behavior of a model embankment. Measured data from a model embankment with a single layer fabric inclusion are compared with the predictions.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Ultimate strength | Mathematical models | Finite element method | Soil stress | Strain | Mathematics

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