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dc.contributor.authorKolathayar S.
dc.contributor.authorNarasimhan S.
dc.contributor.authorKamaludeen R.
dc.contributor.authorSitharam T.G.
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Geomechanics Vol. 20 , 8 , p. -en_US
dc.description.abstractGeocells are three-dimensional polymeric hexagonal pockets that provide lateral confinement to the soil, thereby increasing the bearing capacity of the soil bed. This paper briefly reviews past studies on geocell reinforcement of soil and presents a new product, cells made out of natural coir fiber, as an alternative to commercially available high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geocells. A series of model plate load tests were conducted on unreinforced soil and on soil reinforced with coir geocells to understand the soil reinforcement mechanism. It was observed that with the introduction of coir geocells, the load-bearing capacity of the soil bed increased up to three times and a significant reduction in the settlement was observed in the underlying weak soil bed. The study also presents a comparative performance evaluation of the natural coir cell-reinforced soil with conventional HDPE geocell-reinforced soil. Further, this paper analytically demonstrates the influence of the lateral resistance effect and vertical load dispersion effect incorporated by coir cells in strengthening the soil bed. © 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.en_US
dc.titlePerformance of Footing on Clay Bed Reinforced with Coir Cell Networksen_US
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