The Impact of Geocell Element Dimensions on Circular Behavior

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Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


The application of auxiliary elements in the development and improvement of soil engineering features has been considered since old times. Nowadays, the efficiency and ability of the soil reinforcement technique in providing practical solutions to different projects has prompted this knowledge to quickly open its place in geotechnical engineering. Considering the impact of the application of modern materials on soil rehabilitation and rehabilitation, geocells are regarded as suitable samples of these materials. The results of experimental studies of the effect of width and height of the geocell element on bearing capacity and P-dimensional settlement have been numerically modeled in this research. It is to be added that laboratory studies in a single-threaded device and analytical studies have been performed using the limited component software ABAQUS 6.11. It can be seen from the results of this study. If the geocell element is used to arrange the soil, the bearing capacity of the beam is increased by 1.65 times compared to the unarmed sample, while the seating capacity in the gantry bearing capacity is proportional to the geocell Not to be armed is just 1.5 times more than that. In addition, when increasing the bearing capacity of the pipelines is of particular importance, it is best to increase the height of the geocell element, but where the size of the site has significant significance, we will have more effective results with the change over the geocell element. An appropriate match between them is considered via contracting and comparing the results of numerical and laboratory studies. In all cases, analytical studies provide more conservative results than the results of laboratory studies.


Geocell Soil improvement Numerical studies Laboratory studies ABAQUS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringPayame Noor UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of GeotechnicIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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