Soft clay is present in different parts of our country particularly in the plain areas of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura etc. The main difficulty with soft clay is that it is highly compressible and is susceptible to high consolidation settlement. The bearing capacity of this type of soil is also very low. Hence, soft soil cannot be used directly for a foundation soil unless some ground improvement technique is applied or piles are constructed. Ground treatment is a time consuming process, whereas, pile construction is not economic. On the other hand, if some layers of geocell reinforced soft clay is not well developed and thus people are doubtful about its use. In the present study it is proposed to carry out some prototype tests to establish the bearing capacity theory of geocell reinforced soft clay. It is expected that the output of the project will help the civil engineers to construct buildings over soft clay immediately and economically.
- Siddhartha Paul(12-1-1-057)
- Aman Harlalka(12-1-1-025)