Study on the Impact of Strain Rate and Loading Speed on Geogrid-Reinforced Soil

  •  Mohammadehsan Zarringol    
  •  Mohammadreza Zarringol    


During the past decades, reinforced soil has normally been constructed by coarse grained soil. Recently, low quality and locally accessible materials have been successfully used in reinforced soil due to economic observations. Loading speed is one of the effective factors in soil-geosynthetic interaction. In order to determine the impact of this factor, we carried out a pullout test on the samples with dimensions of 30×30×17 cm under four strain rates of 0.75, 1.25, 1.75 and 2.25 mm/min and three vertical stress rates of 20, 50 and 80 KN/m2. The results of this study indicated that the mobilization of geosynthetic strength in contact area depends on the amount of vertical stress. The increased vertical stress results in the increased shear strength in clay-geogrid contact area. Furthermore, the increased strain rate results in the reduced shear strength.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-9063
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-9071
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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