Time-dependent settlement analysis of a geosynthetic-reinforced soil

Sanjay K. Shukla, Jianhua Yin

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This paper presents a mechanical modelling approach to determining the settlement of a geosynthetic-reinforced engineered granular fill-saturated soft foundation soil system. In this approach, the geosynthetic-reinforced engineered granular fill is represented by a reinforced Timoshenko beam and the saturated soft foundation soil is idealised as a Terzaghi spring-dashpot system. A parametric study has been carried out to observe the settlement response of the reinforced soil system along with the tension in the geosynthetic reinforcement at different stages of consolidation of the saturated soil.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalGeosynthetics International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003


  • Consolidation
  • Geosynthetics
  • Granular fill
  • Mechanical model
  • Saturated soft soil
  • Settlement
  • Timoshenko beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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