Geosynthetics for Soil Improvement

by R. D. Holtz, (F.ASCE), Prof.; Purdue Univ., School of Civ. Engrg., Grisson Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-648-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-648-2 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 217

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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 18
Conference information: A Symposium | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 9, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Geosynthetics have had a tremendous impact on various aspects of soil improvement. In a number of situations which previously had not been technically or economically feasible, geosynthetics have enabled engineers to improve the soils at a site and thereby successfully complete projects. This book contains a general report as well as eleven papers on the subject. Included in the volume are papers on kinked prefabricated vertical drains, clogging of geotextiles used with flyash stabilized mudstones, and the use of geotextiles in the New Austrian Tunneling Method design system. A review of pull-out testing is presented. The important topics of survivability and durability of geotextiles are discussed. Other topics include model tests of shallow foundations on sand with geotextiles, and a case history of a reinforced embankment on a very soft foundation. One paper reported on the results of finite element analyses of the well-known St. Albans test embankments. The use of geogrids and geotextiles in reinforced retaining walls and the use of geogrid reinforcement in full-scale foundations are discussed. The papers were presented at a symposium on geosynthetics for soil improvement at the ASCE convention in Nashville, Tenn., May 9, 1988.

Subject Headings: Geosynthetics | Soil stabilization | Shallow foundations | Geogrids | Finite element method | Case studies | Tunneling


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