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A comprehensive method for analyzing the effect of geotextile layers on embankment stability


Tolooiyan, A and Abustan, I and Selamat, MR and Ghaffari, S, A comprehensive method for analyzing the effect of geotextile layers on embankment stability, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 27 pp. 399-405. ISSN 0266-1144 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.geotexmem.2008.11.013


Commercial software is used widely in slope stability analyses of reinforced embankments. Almost all of these programs consider the tensile strength of geotextiles and soil-geotextile interface friction. However, currently available commercial software generally does not consider the drainage function of nonwoven geotextile reinforcement. In this paper, a reinforced channel embankment reinforced by a nonwoven geotextile is analyzed using two methods. The first method only considers the tensile strength and soil-geotextile interface friction. The second method also considers the drainage function. In both cases, the reinforced embankment is modeled in rapid drawdown condition since this is one of the most important conditions with regard to stability of channel embankments. It is shown that for this type of application, modeling a nonwoven geotextile reinforced embankment using commercial software which neglects the drainage function of the geotextile may be unrealistic.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:embankment, water condition, geotextile, mathematical model, stability, finite element method
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Civil geotechnical engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Tolooiyan, A (Dr Ali Tolooiyan)
ID Code:129517
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-12-04
Last Modified:2019-03-26

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