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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B12/S2.090

PERFORMANCE OF GEOCELL FOUNDATION ON COMPRESSIBLE SOIL

V.Cheben
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-08-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 2, 707-714 pp

ABSTRACT
Contemporary geotechnical engineering is challenged with building in difficult geological environment while design has to be structurally and economically effective. Such proposals require use of new materials and methods that fulfill all the requirements of the project. Compressible high plasticity clay is generally unwanted foundation soil for many professionals. Costly solutions such as soil replacement, lime stabilization and other can be an option when high ground water level does not occur. Proposed paper compares gravel mattress and geocell reinforced embankment for subbase of heavily loaded floor/pavement. A full-scale field tests were carried out to research deformation characteristics and its performance on soft subgrade. Concept of hardening effect of geocell reinforced structure has been verified as measurements were performed with the time span of almost 2 years.

Keywords: geocell, plate load test, gravel mattress, soft soil