Estimation of pullout resistance of soil reinforced by geogrids

Guang Li Xu, Hidetoshi Ochiai, Noriyuki Yasufuku, Kiyoshi Omine, Toru Yamaji

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Theoretical considerations and experiments of pullout of soil reinforced by geogrids are reviewed. In order to evaluate the behaviour of soil-geogrid interaction, effective area, which is defined by an effective length of anchor, is emphasized for extensible reinforcements. Three zones: skin friction zone, passive bearing zone and transition friction zone are proposed to estimate pullout resistance since the passive bearing zone is usually not fully developed. The results predicted by a new model presented here are compared with test results and show a good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-452
Number of pages10
JournalMemoirs of the Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy
  • Atmospheric Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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