Study on Strength Behaviour of Soil Using Geotextile

Abstract Geosynthetics  have  become  well  established  construction materials for  geotechnical  and  environmental  application  in  most  parts  of  the  world.   Because they constitute  manufactured materials, new products and  applications are  developed  on  a  routine  basis to  provide  solution to  routine  and  critical problems  alike. This paper focuses on recent advances on geosynthetics products such as geotextiles, applications and design methodologies for reinforced soil and environmental protection works. Geotextiles have been successfully used for reinforcement of soils to improve the bearing capacity.  Laboratory California bearing ratio (CBR) tests were performed to investigate the load-penetration behavior of reinforced granular soils with geotextile. Samples of granular soil with different grading are selected and tested without reinforcement. Then by placing geotextile at certain depth within sample height in one and two layers, the effects of the number of geotextile on the increase in bearing capacity of reinforced granular soils and grading on performance of geotextile is discussed. The result of these tests shows that, bearing ratio of reinforced granular soils with geotextile increases. And also done the direct shear test for determine the consolidated-drained shear strength of a sandy to silty soil.

Keywords Geosnthetics, Geotextiles, CBR, Granular soils, Direct shear test

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