Applications and Performance of Geogrids in Structures
S.Balaji1, S. Vinodhkumar2, R.G. Ridhuvarsine3
1Dr. S. Balaji*, Civil Engineering department, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, India.
2S. Vinodhkumar, Civil Engineering department, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, India.
3R.G. Ridhuvarsine, Civil Engineering department, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, India.
Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 5495-5500 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8831118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8831.118419
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Abstract: A type of geosynthetic material named geogrid plays a pivotal role in the behaviour of concrete by implementing them as an additional reinforcement. Geogrids have good tensile strength as they are formed by the reticulation of tensile elements with an opening of an ample size which allows interlock with the nearby fill materials. These grids are flexible mesh which is highly effective and enhances the life of the structure. The prime constituents of geogrid are polyester, high-density polyethylene, and polypropylene. More often, in the field of civil engineering,uni-axial, bi-axial and tri-axial geogrids are used. As the cost and duration of construction are nominal, geogrids can be optedfor cost-effective and resilient construction. They are frequently used as reinforcement and for stabilization in structures like retaining walls, pavements, foundations, slopes, and embankments. The geogrids are employed in various construction which results in sustainable development. Thus, this paper discusses diverse studies that have been carried out by using different types of geogrids for various purposes by different research scholars.
Keywords: Geogrids, Geosynthetics, Reinforcement, Slope, Structural Elements.
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures under Seismic Loads.