Abstract: Embankments play a vital role in the transportation infrastructure, serving as essential components of roads, railways, and airports. The stability and deformation behavior of embankments are influenced by various factors, including soil type, embankment height, and traffic loads. Geotextile reinforcement has emerged as a promising solution to enhance the stability and deformation characteristics of embankments. This research paper presents a comprehensive analysis of an embankment that has been reinforced with geotextile under different loading conditions, utilizing the PLAXIS 2D software. The primary objectives of the analysis are to evaluate the stability and deformation characteristics of the embankment and the geotextile reinforcement system.

Furthermore, the study aims to determine the optimal geotextile properties, investigate the impact of various design parameters on the embankment's performance, compare the performance of the geotextile-reinforced embankment with a conventional embankment, and identify the optimal geotextile placement for maximum stability and minimum deformation in embankments. The analysis involved conducting numerical simulations using the PLAXIS 2D software, which is widely recognized for its ability to model soil-structure interaction. The geotextile reinforcement was incorporated into the embankment design by introducing appropriate material properties and boundary conditions in the numerical model. A range of loading scenarios, including static and dynamic loads, were applied to investigate the embankment's response.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2023.105102

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