Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Strip Footing on Geogrid Reinforced Sand


This study aims to demonstrate the effects of geogrid reinforcement on the bearing capacity of strip footing under eccentric loading. Numerical analysis using finite element program called (PLAXIS 2D Professional v.8.2) are presented. The effect of each of the depth ratio of the topmost layer of geogrid (u/B), the vertical distance ratio between consecutive layers (h/B), number of geogrid layers (N), and the effective depth ratio of reinforcement (d/B) on the bearing capacity were studied, where (B) is the footing width. Also, the combined effect of load eccentricity ratio (e/B), depth of embedment ratio of footing ( /B) and the angle of internal friction ( ) on the ultimate bearing capacity were investigated.