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<p>The use of geosynthetic reinforcement in piled embankments over soft soils is an effective solution for the reduction of settlements and to increase the embankment stability. The most efficient position for the reinforcement layer is on the pile cap or head. However, a direct contact of the reinforcement with sharp edges may damage it, compromising its ...
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<p>This paper presents the results of a comprehensive experimental program for investigating the influence of mechanical damage on the load-displacement behavior of geogrids. Unconfined tension tests, pullout and direct shear tests were carried out on intact and damaged specimens. Natural or artificial damages were produced either by imposing heavy compact...
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