Model Testing of Reinforced Soil Slope under Surcharge Loading with Adaptable Confronting
Sandeep Kumar1, Amanpreet Tangri2, Abhishek Singh Rana3

1Sandeep Kumar, M.E, Student, Department of Civil Engineering Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, India.
2Er. Amanpreet Tangri, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, India.
3Er. Abhishek Singh Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, India.
Manuscript received on 05 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 802-806 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5729058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Soil nailing is a mechanism used to strengthen and the existing soil. A number of bars are installed into a slope during the top-down excavation. The excavation support is an effective and economical way to build a retention wall to support hilltop, bridge abutments and highways. This process is effective on uneven soils, broken rock, shale and hard surface conditions. In this research, a physical model is prepared that comprises of pressure gauge, Acrylic sheet, flex sensor, multimeter and four steel bars. The experiments are conducted on four different materials named as Hexagon Geonet, tuflex geonet, hexagonal drainage geonet, and Biaxial Geogrid..From the experiment it is observed that Biaxial Geogrid can bear maximum stress of 78 Kg/cm2. Also the experiment is performed with flexible facing and rigid facing and concluded that rigid facing perform well with a maximum stress of 98 Kg/cm2. 
Keyword: Soil nailing, Flexible facing, rigid facing 
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction