Geosynthetics in Foundation Reinforcement and Erosion Control Systems

by John J. Bowders,
Heather B. Scranton,
Gregory P. Broderick,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0383-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0383-X (ISBN-10), 1998, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 147
22 cm
GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 76
Conference information: Sessions of the Geo-Congress | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 18-21, 1998

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The variety and number of applications of geosynthetics in goetechnical engineering continues to grow rapidly. This proceedings focuses on two specific applications: soil reinforcement beneath shallow foundations and erosion control systems. The contributions are from academicians, practicing engineers, government engineers, and manufacturers. Topics addressed in the foundation reinforcement papers include: 1) analytical procedures to determine the bearing capacity of a geosynthetic-reinforced foundation; 2) laboratory investigations of geogrid reinforced soils examining stress distribution under static loads and settlement as a results of cyclic loading; 3) full-scale field studies of preloaded/prestressed geosynthetic-reinforced soils; and 4) bearing capacity and settlement design practices of spread footings over geosynthetic-reinforced foundations. Topics addressed in the geosynthetic erosion control papers include a field study of a landfill cover, a case study of a biotechnically stabilized earthen buttress, and a case study of a vegetative channel lining. An erosion control materials test facility and vegetation selection for geosynthetic erosion control products are addressed in tow additional papers.

Subject Headings: Soil stabilization | Geosynthetics | Field tests | Soil settlement | Case studies | Shallow foundations | Foundation settlement


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