Settlement Analysis On The Road Embankment With Different Layer Of Geotextile
Keywords:Road Embankment, Soft Clay, Geotextile, Reinforcement, Finite Element Method (FEM), settlement
The challenge of road embankment constructions in geotechnical engineering is still unresolved, especially natural soft clay. While the urban areas being more overcrowded, it is very crucial to construct soft clays. The woven geotextile has been proposed as reinforcement. Full-scale test embankments equipped with geotextile and unreinforced embankments with different loading have been virtually constructed on soft clay site at Chukai, Kemaman. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the settlement value on a number of layer geotextile with different loading on road embankment by using Finite Element Method (FEM). In FEM, Plaxis 2D Connect Edition V8 software was used in simulating real-time construction of the embankment. Thus, FEM will be used as back analysis on the determination of parameters that influences the results. The comparison data of settlement value with a different application of load will show the most suitable number of geotextile layer installed.