Full Scale Foundation Trials on Grid Reinforced Clay

by Andrew Dawson, Univ of Nottingham, England,
Robin Lee, Univ of Nottingham, England,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geosynthetics for Soil Improvement


The paper describes the results of full-scale testing of strip footings on an alluvial clay site. Existing theory is briefly discussed but shown to be of little relevance to the consolidation and creep behavior of the clay which was found to dominate footing performance. By a comparison of clays with and without grid inclusions the ability of the grid to hinder creep movement is demonstrated.

Subject Headings: Soil stabilization | Foundations | Grid systems | Clays | Consolidated soils | Creep | Granular soils | Soil tests

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