Investigation of Geotextile Yarn Effects on Improvement of Long-Term Deformation of Sandy Soil

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1 Assistance Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili

2 Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili

Abstract

Accurate predictions of the amount and the rate of long- term deformation of reinforced soils under an applied load are important key issue in geotechnical engineering, in which the deformation of soil develops with time at a state of constant effective stress. Since geosynthetic is generally considered creep sensitive therefore, evaluation of creep behavior of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) is necessary. In this study, to investigate the effect of reinforcing on the creep behavior of sandy clay soil, experimental tests on soil creep of reinforced sandy clay soil with geotextile yarn in one dimensional consolidation test are conducted anddata analysis is explained based on relationship of the change in void ratio (∆e) and coefficient of secondary compression (Cα). Test results indicate that in reinforced water saturated samples with geotextile yarn, with increasing the percent of geotextile yarn creep, deformation decreases and time required for beginning the creep deformation increases.

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