Interaction behavior of soil and geogrid reinforcement

Alireza Tatari, Jonathan Black

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Geogrid materials are frequently adopted as reinforcement to improve soil properties and geotechnical structural performance. One particular challenge facing engineers when designing soil reinforcement relates to the interface friction that is generated between soil and geogrid material. This aspect is not fully understood and current understanding is based on empirical data from laboratory pull-out interface tests. The objective of this paper is to investigate fundamental aspects of interface mechanics, evaluating the effect of parameters such as confining pressure, stiffness of reinforcement and transverse members of the geogrid stress to enhance design implementation. The research adopts a novel methodology of non-intrusive modelling using transparent soil in conjunction with laser aided imaging to visually observe soil geogrid interaction mechanics in a specially designed pull-out test apparatus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Geosynthetics 2018, ICG 2018
PublisherInternational Geosynthetics Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781713806080
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2018
Event11th International Conference on Geosynthetics - COEX, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 Sept 201821 Sept 2018
Conference number: 11


Conference11th International Conference on Geosynthetics
Abbreviated title11ICG 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
Internet address


  • laser aided
  • pull-out test
  • soil reinforcement
  • soil-geogrid interaction
  • transparent soil


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